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Black silk taffeta; collar - unfinished - is covered by velvet band of lace jabot (C) which also fills in low squared neckline; fitted elbow length sleeves with velvet rosette; boned bodice is pointed in front and back; lined with white herringbone cambric; cotton twill waistband with hook and eye; 11 self covered buttons; Skirt (B) - matching skirt; has bustle pad attached; fullness draped up at back; row of black ribbons at left side; pleated "overskirt" panel reveals underskirt with pleated ruffle; 2 elastic bands to hold skirt fullness at back; white dust ruffle trimmed with lace; steel boning across skirt at back.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman