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Object ID 1960.003
Object Name Dress
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line DHS Collection
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1880
Description Hand-sewn, full-length, two piece dress made from copper colored, striped silk with three-quarter-length pagoda sleeves.The basque bodice fastens at the front with nine buttons (wood covered with silk thread). It is longer at the back and stiffened with buckram and has a bow at the center. The yoke, sleeves, and hem are trimmed with a 2 1/4" long brown knotted silk fringe. The buttonholes are edged with lavender thread that matches the thread at the center of the buttons. The skirt is unlined and has brown wool braid trim at the hem.
Dimensions W-16.5 L-54 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest height; width at shoulders; skirt is 38" long excluding train (train adds approximately 8" extra); 28" waist; bodice is 24" long at front including fringe (31"long at back including fringe).
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Nineteenth Century
Material Silk taffeta; cotton lined bodice; silk fringe trim