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Dress (in two parts)

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Dress of blue/white striped taffeta with polonaise bodice and bustle skirt, blue piping along hem of bodice and skirt ruffle. Condition: fair, some wear and tears to silk, altered at a later date.

Credit Line

Gift of Anne Bennett Vernon

French (Paris), 1870s


Center back (bodice) 311 mm (12 1/4 in.) Center front length(skirt) 8 in. (20.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts