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A Quaker's dress of greenish-brown taffeta

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Short waisted, with front of bodice in two overlapping parts, square neck, long straight sleeves, skirt with fullness in knife pleats, less fulllness in front than in back, front panel of skirt slit from waist down about ten inches on each side of panel, but still attached to narrow waistband,...

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Provenance

Worn by a member of the Shallcross family, probably Catharine Morris Shallcross, married in 1780 to Dr. Joseph Shallcross, born 1759, died 1811.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins

American, Early 19th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

130.5 x 73 cm (51 3/8 x 28 3/4 in.) Measured flat for hanging storage

Accession Number

52.1769

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta, cotton lining, and silk tape

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes