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Description

Irridescent purple taffeta with white pinstripes; sheer lawn collar, embroidered with floral sprays, french knots and scalloped edge; inner collar (chemisette) of same with overlap snap closure; long sleeves with scalloped, piped edge, and undersleeves of net with same embroidered lawn at cuffs; dress has self-"vest" effect, with lappets at front and self belt; dress has shorter overskirt with same scalloped edge as sleeves, flared sides, and sash at back; underskirt is straight with plain hem; decorative black covered buttons on lappets and center front; hook and eye and snap closure; bodice is boned and lined with white china silk; rubberized dress shields.

Details

Maker
O'Brien, Mary (Maker)
Date
1915-1917
Location of origin
Boston
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Striped
stripes
taffeta
Taffeta
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.6046
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
73658

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