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Object ID N1987.014.098 b
Object Name Dress
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line DHS Collection
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1870
Description Machine and hand-stitched black silk ankle length dress with a full skirt , long sleeves, a plain round neck, and ten hook and eye front closures on the bodice (all present). The sleeves are trimmed with a simple, stiffened linen double cuff that is probably manufactured rather than hand-made. The dress has an apron front with an attached belt.
Dimensions W-14 L-55 inches
Dimension Details Width across waist; bodice is 13" long; width of shoulders is 18"; skirt length is 42".
Owned Elizabeth Robinson Stapler
Provenance Originally belonged to Elizabeth Robinson (Mrs. Stephen) Stapler (1793-1883), the great-grandmother of the donor, Mary Stapler Malone. Elizabeth Stapler was a member of the Friends Meeting at 9th and West Street, Wilmington. This item was originally donated to the Delaware Art Museum but later transfered to the Delaware Historical Society.
Subjects Clothing & dress
Search Terms Elizabeth Robinson Stapler
Nineteenth Century
Material Silk; polished cotton lining
Place of Origin Delaware