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Day dress in three part (overskirt)

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Three-piece. Purple silk taffeta and black velvet. Bodice (a) trimmed with purple fringe and black buttons; long sleeves. Skirt (b) hem of black velvet trimmed with purple ruchings. Over-skirt or apron (c) of alternate stripes of black velvet and purple taffeta; trimmed with purple fringe and...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kendall

American, about 1870

Object Place

U.S.A. or France


89 cm (35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta and velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts