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Two-piece dress (bodice)

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Greenish-beige moiré silk, trimmed with darker greenish-gray silk taffeta. Bodice (a) cut like a jacket, with high round collar, short peplum and tail; long sleeves. Bands of ruching down front; bows at waist and cuffs. Skirt (b) elaborately draped and swagged, trimmed with bands of ruching and...

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Provenance

Worn by wife of Governor Emory Washburn of Massachusettes.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard W. Hall

American (probably Boston or Cambridge), about 1875

Object Place

probably Boston or Cambridge, America

Dimensions

65 x 73 cm (25 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

59.1031a

Medium or Technique

Silk moiré and taffeta with silk satin and cotton lining, linen bobbin lace, silk lace covered buttons, and metal hook and eye closure

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes