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Low neck bodice- Black lino weave soilk over black silk; wide, scooped neckline; pleated black chiffon collar, wide with ruffled edge; pleated center front and back; hook and eye closure down center front of lining, snaps on woven top; Waist pointed at front; black satin sash rucked center front and back; hook and eye closure center front (boned); full, elbow length sleeves, gathered at shoulders, chiffon ruffle at elbow; boned seams and darts; grosgrain inner waistband, hook and eye closure with 2 hooks for skirt at center back; ribbon ties at collar; High neck bodice-- Black lino weave silk over black taffeta; embroidered net band collar trimmed with scalloped white sil ribbon embroidered with pale blue flowers with black stems; yoke of alternating bands of embroidered net and tucked chiffon; flanked by vertical bands of embroidered net; center front snap front concealed under panels of lino-weave (for further description, see accession worksheet).
Gold letters woven on black silk, attached to inner waistband of both bodices: ""M. L. Lane/ WALTHAM"" Written in ink in right dress shield; ""M.L. Saxe/ A 8 6""
Gift of Weston Historical Society
Massachusetts (United States)