Two-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1880s-1890s

GUSN

GUSN-7271

Description

A: BODICE: pale yellow wool challis printed with scrolls and small floral sprays in olive, orange and yellow; broad, stiffened band collar with black lace ribbon and bow applique, hook and eye at back of neck concealed by two black velvet bows; yoke trimmed all around with vertical bands of lace; pointed collar below yoke appliqued at band collar and trimmed with black lace ruffle; concealed center front hook and eye closure; fullness at center front and back contained by shirring at waist; three-quarter length sleeves trimmed with band and bows of black velvet with wide ruffle of black lace; boned darts and seams; fully lined with yellow silk. B: SKIRT: has smooth front, slight gathering center back; self waistband with hook and eye closure center back; six long vertical bands of lace ending in bows appliqued around skirt; two narrow black silk ruffles at hem; hem faced with cream silk tape and cream taffeta ruffle; skirt lined with yellow silk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
stitching
lace (needlework)
machine-made
printing (process)
silk (textile)
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
floral patterns
geometric patterns
Women's clothing
Wool Challis
Silk
Velvet
Lace
Transfer Printed
Hand Stitched
Spray
Geometric
DRESS

Inscription

Handwritten in ink on cardboard tag tied to skirt: ""#5 / Elinor / Larson"".

Additional Identification Number

1992.260A,B

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Estate of Elinor C. Larson

Accession Number

1992.260AB