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Woman's day dress

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Day dress of purple, black, deep cream and white silk plaid taffeta; fitted bodice, buttoned down front; high, round neckline, three-quarter length, bell-shaped sleeves; full skirt, slightly longer in back with fullness arranged in pleats at waist; three ornamental buttons on front of bodice made...

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Provenance

Through Mrs. Helen R. Moore. Gift to the MFA, 1953

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Gertrude Bickford Hutchings by her cousins

American, about 1859–61

Object Place

America

Dimensions

Overall: 132.5cm (52 3/16in.)

Accession Number

53.537

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), with warp and weft float patterning; fringed silk buttons

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes