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Object ID 1960.005
Object Name Dress
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line DHS Collection
Date circa 1875
Year Range from 1870
Year Range to 1880
Description Hand and machine-stitched one piece, full-length gold silk dress with a gold silk damask skirt and train. The skirt is elaborately embellished with ruffles and lace trim and has a flannel lining with buckram used to stiffen the skirt. The bodice is front fastening with eleven silk thread-covered buttons (one missing) and made from gold silk in two different shades. It has three-quarter length sleeves and a slight V-neck. The skirt is gathered at the back for a bustle.

Dimensions W-14 L-65 inches
Dimension Details width at shoulders; 27" waist; 11" train
Subjects Clothing & dress
Dresses
Search Terms Dresses
Nineteenth Century
Clothing
Material Silk taffeta; silk damask; flannel & cotton twill lining