DRESS

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1862-1865

GUSN

GUSN-13294

Description

Blue and white plaid silk with black outline; high neckline; self piping at neck and armscye; yoke of blue and white taffeta ruching with scalloped and pinked edge (around front and back) with black velvet ribbon; sharply pointed front and back with blue and white taffeta piping; long sleeves trimmed with blue and white taffeta and black velvet ribbon (same as yoke); bodice is boned; lined with white cambric; sleeves lined with white silk with pleated band at cuffs; 11 blue silk covered buttons; bodice is attached (stitched) to skirt at sides; skirt is pleated all around with large box pleats at back; overlapping hook and eye closure at front; pocket on right side; hem trimmed with 2 rows of blue and white taffeta bands with scalloped edge and black velvet ribbon; one of rows is arranged in scalloped pattern; skirt fully lined with buckram; hem bound with blue wool tape.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
buckram
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
day (time of day)
key pattern
plaids
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Buckram
Cambric
Hand Stitched
Day Wear
Plaid
Daywear
Greek Key
DRESS

Inscription

Handwritten note: ""Blue and white plaid silk dress given by Aunt Alice worn she thinks by Aunt Mary (Mme. Louis Gaillard)."" [i.e, Mary May Bradlee Gaillard, sister of Sarah Fletcher Bradlee Codman.]

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.5468