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Description

A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Navy blue silk faille/taffeta. A=Bodice - standing collar hooks onto bodice & trimmed w/ braid; long sleeves have blue satin epaulette; vest-like effect at front w/ yoke & same braid. Ruffle & braid at cuffs; waist trimmed w/ pleated band & 2 bows; slightly pointed at back. Boned & lined w/ tan cotton twill printed w/ white stripes & black geometric motif of "x's" and "o's". B=Skirt - matching; smooth front w/ darts; gathered at back; navy satin ruffle & self ruffle at hem. Fully lined w/ blue glazed cotton; hook & eye closure at center back; large eyes at center back waistband hook onto hook on bodice (center back).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1898-1899
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
faille
machine-made
printing (process)
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
faille
Faille
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
printing (process)
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
stripes
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Dimensions
19 x 27 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.434AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50840

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