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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. A=Bodice - Brown velvet; high neckline; standing band collar; long sleeves w/ slit at cuff; boned. Bodice & sleeves lined w/ taffeta; princess seams & long back extensions w/ 2 silk satin buttons. Inside satin tape waistband w/ hook & eye closure; thin wool green tape at each inner armscye; front button & buttonhole closure; 15 silk covered buttons. B=Skirt - brown satin; satin waistband lined w/ taffeta & 7 buttonholes; large bands pleated & attached to side seams draping to left thigh knotted w/ large tassels. Box pleated ruffle at hem; pleated bustle at back; back of skirt padded; lined w/ wool, silk & buckram. Inside hem lined w/ taffeta; inside right pocket; two woolen tape ties at left inside seam; back closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1883-1884
Material
machine-made
satin
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Satin
satin
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1957.11AB
GUSN
45909

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