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Accession Number: 1996.24.47
Collection: Textiles & Decorative Arts - Costumes
Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)
Date Made: c.1860-65
Dress; white and purple cotton print dress with v-neck. White cotton with purple print, roses and dots in stripes. The bodice has a V-neckline and opens up the center front. The entire bodice is lined with white cotton; the lining fastens in the center front with 6 hooks and eyes and boned in a few places. The bodice is gathered at the waistband in the center front and back where it attaches to the waistband. The sleeves are set low on the slopping shoulder with piped seams. The material is gathered around most of the armhole. The sleeves are bishop style and fit to the wrists with a single hook and eye. The skirt, constructed of 5 full, straight panels of fabric, attaches to the waistband which is slightly above the natural level. The skirt is gathered all the way around the waistband in fine, tight cartridge pleats. There is a pocket sewn into the skirt on the proper left side.
Clothing and dress; Costume--Women--Main garment; Costume.
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