Dress fabric

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-172105

Description

A piece of roller-printed fabric, red rose in striped floral, with red tiny dotted background in broad stripe, on white ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fragments
cloth
dresses (garments)
Women's Clothing
Cloth Fragment

Inscription

Fabric belonged to Catherine Atkins Eliot (wife of Samuel Eliot). Note that accompanied the fabric stated. "A piece of a dress of my great grandmother Eliot's afterwards made up into a dress for my grandmother, and then to me by my father on my grandmother's 84th birthday when I was 11." (on front) "...which my great grand - [continued inside] father liked so much that when she gave it up he had this piece hemmed and kept in one of his drawers all his life. "Grandmama when she was a very little girl has a dress made of the rest of her mother's dress. She told me this on her 84th birth-7th Sept. 1877, when Papa gave me this piece, which Grandma had given him when he was a boy."

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Artifact Remnant

Dimensions

22 1/4 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.1411