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Dress and matching cape (cape)

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Dress (a) and matching cape (b) of grayish-olive-green silk with fancy-woven stripes with lines of white; fitted bodice, pointed in front; widely flaring neck; fullness across bust in unpressed pleats; long sleeves with fine pleats in upper part held in place by bias folds, full from just above...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe

American, 1838

Object Place



61.6 x 85.1 cm (24.25 x 33.5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk figured-weave and cotton lining


Textiles and Fashion Arts