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Description

A=Dress; B=Bertha collar. A=Dress - Pink iridescent silk taffeta; bateau neckline; princess seams; sharply pointed at waist, back & front. Self-piping at neck, waist & armscye; bodice is boned & lined w/ linen; back lace closure; pleats around front & back; cartridge pleats center back. Short sleeves (tulip or petal shaped) of 3 overlapping, scalloped pieces trimmed w/ pink ribbon ruching; pocket on right; skirt lined w/ white cotton cambric. B=Bertha collar - matches dress; piped neckline; pink knotted fringe attached; fringe is silk; lined w/ white cotton cambric. Right side trimmed w/ ribbon (same as ruching on sleeves of dress).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1853
Material
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
evening dresses (garments)
Formal Wear
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1939.498AB
GUSN
40317

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