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Quaker's dress of gray taffeta

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Fitted bodice, open down front, probably closed with a brooch, lined with glazed linen which overlapped in front, long sleeves, full and puffed slightly at shoulders tapering to narrow wrist, skirt with fullness in soft knife pleats, rest of fullness at center back, front panel of skirt drop...

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Probably worn by Eliza Fair Sparks Shallcross, married 1816 to Dr. Morris Cadwallader Shallcross, born 1791, died 1871.

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Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins

American, About 1825

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129.5 x 81.3 cm (51 x 32 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, silk sleeve lining, and glazed linen inner bodice


Textiles and Fashion Arts