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Object ID 1978.139 a
Object Name Dress
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line DHS Collection
Year Range from 1865
Year Range to 1875
Description Hand and machine-stitched, one-piece, tan silk damask dress with a high, round neck and dark brown repeating pattern of a flower inside an octagon and a square with a central dot. It is front closing with twelve hooks and twelve hand-sewn companion eyelets and has long Bishop sleeves that close with two pairs of hooks and eyes at each cuff. There is one polished cotton pocket at the right side and two loops at the back. The skirt fastens at the left side with hooks and eyes.

Dimensions W-17 L-55 inches
Dimension Details width at shoulders; 28" waist
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Nineteenth Century
Material Silk damask; linen and cotton lined bodice