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Description

Brown & tan plaid silk taffeta; bell shaped elbow length sleeves each w/ 3 flounces edged in black lace. Lined w/ cream silk; ruched at edges; lace at collar & inner sleeves; 8 covered buttons. Hook & eye closure at front; bodice is lined w/ brown cotton; skirt is lined w/ glazed brown cotton; brown satin tape at hem. One pocket on right side; handstitched.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1855-1862
Inscriptions
Note pinned to neck: ""Miss Alice Ropes/Brown taffeta/1850's/lace collar and cuffs/added later/held (?) for Barrett.""
Material
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tin (metal)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
glazing (coating)
Hand Stitched
silk (textile)
Silk Taffeta
stitching
taffeta
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1955.M7
GUSN
45668

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