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Black taffeta bodice

Wide neck trimmed with narrow black Chantilly lace; short gathered and puffed sleeves trimmed with black net; very narrow waist with sharp, deep points at back, front and each side; hooked and laced down center back; sleeves and bottom edged with narrow black velvet ribbon.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Penelope Noyes

American, About 1860

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts