|Collection||Costume and Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Hillborn Darlington, Jr.|
|Year Range from||1860|
|Year Range to||1870|
Hand and machine-stitched, three part ladies' outfit consisting of a skirt, bodice, and sleeveless jacket made from gold silk taffeta with a vertical green stripe pattern.
The skirt is hand and machine-stitched and front fastening with hooks and eyes (only one eye left). It is gathered at the back with cartridge pleats and has a single pocket at the right side. The lining is white glazed cotton with a 7 3/4" wide band of stiff buckram around the inside of the hem and green wool twill tape binding at the hem. The hem has three ruffles, each a half inch bigger than the previous, above which is a 2" wide band of green striped passmenterie trim.
The jacket in matching gold and green material is sleeveless and hand and machine-stitched with four scallops around the hem. The front has two large green frog closures and the edges and sleeves are trimmed with ruching and green passmenterie trim to match the skirt. It is lined in white glazed cotton.
The matching bodice is hand and machine-stitched and originally fastened at the front with eight buttons (six left) and a waist tape with three hooks and eyes. It has a high, round neck and long, scalloped pagoda sleeves trimmed with ruching and green passmenterie. It is lined in white glazed cotton.
|Dimension Details||Approximate total length of skirt and bodice as worn together. Skirt is 35 1/4" long at the front (3" of additional length at the back) with a 25" waist; the jacket is 22 1/2" long (greatest) x 18" wide (shoulders); the bodice is 15" long (excluding sleeves) x 16 1/2" wide (shoulders) with a 25" waist.|
|Owned||Mary Rosalie Bush Lounsberry|
|Used||Mary Rosalie Bush Lounsberry|
|Provenance||This outfit belonged to the donor's paternal grandmother, Mary Rosalie Bush Lounsberry.|
Clothing & dress
Mary Rosalie Bush Lounsberry
|Material||Silk taffeta; polished cotton lining|