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Two-Piece Dress

Description

A: BODICE: pale yellow wool challis printed with scrolls and small floral sprays in olive, orange and yellow; broad, stiffened band collar with black lace ribbon and bow applique, hook and eye at back of neck concealed by two black velvet bows; yoke trimmed all around with vertical bands of lace; pointed collar below yoke appliqued at band collar and trimmed with black lace ruffle; concealed center front hook and eye closure; fullness at center front and back contained by shirring at waist; three-quarter length sleeves trimmed with band and bows of black velvet with wide ruffle of black lace; boned darts and seams; fully lined with yellow silk. B: SKIRT: has smooth front, slight gathering center back; self waistband with hook and eye closure center back; six long vertical bands of lace ending in bows appliqued around skirt; two narrow black silk ruffles at hem; hem faced with cream silk tape and cream taffeta ruffle; skirt lined with yellow silk.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880s-1890s
Inscriptions
Handwritten in ink on cardboard tag tied to skirt: ""#5 / Elinor / Larson"".
Material
lace (needlework)
machine-made
printing (process)
silk (textile)
stitching
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
machine-made
printing (process)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
Transfer Printed
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
wool (textile)
Wool Challis
Accession Number
1992.260AB
Credit Line
Estate of Elinor C. Larson
GUSN
7271

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