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Starched printed cotton; cream background w/ brown stripes edged along apron sides, bottom & top & sides of bib. Waistband of applied printed aubergine cotton of geometric red, blue & white flowers; bib very narrow at waist; apron skirt gathered at front waist. 2 vertical seams to hem at right & left front; right front hip inside pocket of white starched cotton edged along front opening w/ same border fabric. Fake pocket opening of same fabric at left hip; additional fabric added to bottom sides w/ a button & button closure at top edge. Buttoning at back allowing apron to wrap around at bottom; button & buttonhole closure at back waist; floor length; bib made of 2 pieces w/ center seam; wide circumference to go around bustled skirt.
block printing (relief printing process)
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman