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Description

Tan ombred & printed wool challis w/ alternating vertical stripes of white foliate & coral band; green & brown floral garland. Self-piping at high neckline, armhole & waist; bodice lined w/ white cotton twill w/ hook & eye closure down center front. Double pagoda sleeves; each layer trimmed w/ taupe silk fringe & lined w/ white glazed cotton. Skirt gathered onto waistband w/ cartridge pleats at back for fullness; skirt unlined; hem edged w/ tan wool tape. Bodice tucks form "v" shape at waistband at front & back. Bodice was boned at front - boning has been removed.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1853-1857
Inscriptions
Tape glued onto back of neck: ""Gould - Mrs. A.C. Smith.""
Material
machine-made
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Challis
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Ombre
ombré
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
Striped
stripes
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1945.68
GUSN
53955

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