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Description

Discolored white linen lawn alterating with inserted cotton lace bands running vertically down front & back and sleeves; V neckline with double lace collar. Inside collar has applied lace leaves; three quarter length sleeves with satin ribbon band and bow, cuff - double lace ruffle; outer lace collar continues down front opening in serpentine cream silk satin bow at center back; applied satin ribbon bows and lace serpentine ruffle at both side seams; Bustle back with draped fabric (right side has come untucked); lace ruffled hem with one lace flounce at front; Back hem has two flounces; front button closure with glazed linen covered buttons, from neckline to hem. Dress has been basted closed from hem to hip.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1878
Material
cotton (textile)
lace (needlework)
lawn (textile)
linen (material)
satin
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
festivals
Festivals
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
Lawn
lawn (textile)
Linen
linen (material)
Satin
satin
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1936.1129C
GUSN
38908

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