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Made for Professor Fowler, of sheer white cotton, square cut neck, very short puffed sleeves, ruffled cape over sleeves running from waist line front to waist line back, peplum at waist line, two panels down skirt front of alternating bands of gathered self material and eylet embroidery, same...

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Gift of Miss Frances Fowler and Professor Harold North Fowler

German, 1859

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105 x 106 cm (41 5/16 x 41 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with tucks and cotton eyelet embroidery insertion, linen drawstring and mother-of-pearl buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts