Travelling Costume

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1858-1863

GUSN

GUSN-30717

Description

Brown wool challis; high neckline; long sleeves w/ box pleats & covered buttons at shoulder & tucked inner arm. Turned back cuffs; center front of bodice, cape & collar trimmed w/ olive velvet in scalloped pattern w/ brown silk tape. Tucks above & below waist; bodice support is boned & has brass eyes for laced closure & made of brown glazed linen. Hook & eye closure w/ 16 covered buttons at center front. Hem lined w/ green wool & edged w/ brown wool tape; pocket on side. Cape, collar & sleeves lined w/ green silk; green silk piping at neckline of dress, cape & collar. Handkerchief found in pocket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

costume (mode of fashion)
dresses (garments)
capes (outerwear)
ensembles (costume)
stitching
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
travel
Women's clothing
Wool
Silk
Velvet
Hand Stitched
Travel
TRAVELLING COSTUME

Additional Identification Number

1925.692ABC

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Hall Little

Accession Number

1925.692A-C