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Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt; C=Bow. Black w/ faded pink trim. A=Bodice - pink bows at cuff; ruching & double ruff at cuff; black & white lace along center front, cuffs & neckline. Peplum trimmed w/ black lace; inner waistband; 10 black covered buttons; boned & lined w/ tan cotton twill. B=Skirt - had diagonal bands of ruching & pleating edged w/ pink & several ruffles; right side has tucked & folded panel tacked in place; lined w/ pink & trimmed w/ black lace. Cartridge pleats at back; hook & eye closure at waist; left side has loose sash; hem has brown cotton lining w/ triple crinoline ruffle; bound w/ green wool tape.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1876
Associated Building
Used At Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1940.152A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Eustis
GUSN
40448

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