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Dress in two parts; silk taffeta plaid of purple, old gold, ombré purple and grayish brown; boned bodice pointed in center front; hooked down center front; high, round neck; bell-shaped sleeves, shirred at top and trimmed with light purple galloon; skirt full with fullness distributed evenly by...

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Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry

American, mid-19th century

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Bodice: 53.5 x 89.5 cm (21 1/16 x 35 1/4 in.) Skirt: 109 x 121 cm (42 15/16 x 47 5/8 in.)

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Silk taffeta with silk galloon, cotton-serge lining, whalebone, metal hook and eye closure, and self-fabric bow and ribbon ornament


Textiles and Fashion Arts