Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1855-1862

GUSN

GUSN-45668

Description

Brown & tan plaid silk taffeta; bell shaped elbow length sleeves each w/ 3 flounces edged in black lace. Lined w/ cream silk; ruched at edges; lace at collar & inner sleeves; 8 covered buttons. Hook & eye closure at front; bodice is lined w/ brown cotton; skirt is lined w/ glazed brown cotton; brown satin tape at hem. One pocket on right side; handstitched.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
stitching
silk (textile)
taffeta
tin (metal)
Women's clothing
Silk Taffeta
Cotton
Hand Stitched
Tin Glazed
DRESS

Inscription

Note pinned to neck: ""Miss Alice Ropes/Brown taffeta/1850's/lace collar and cuffs/added later/held (?) for Barrett.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1955.M7