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One-piece dress of checkerboard plaid

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One piece dress of blue and tan large-scale checkerboard plaid; satin dots woven all over squares of plaid; fitted bodice with high, round neck and long sleeves trimmed with blue fringe at bottom; buttoned down front with blue silk-covered buttons; skirt, longer and much fuller in back than front:...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rebecca W. McLanathan

American, about 1865

Object Place



151 x 90 cm (59 7/16 x 35 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin checkerboard plaid and figure weave, silk fringe, linen net embroidered, cotton twill and cotton glazed lining, metal covered buttons, and metal closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts