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Blue, black, white and greenish-tan taffeta bodice

Round, high neck; hooked down front; long, bell-shaped sleeves, each made of eight gores with seams trimmed with blue silk galloon; body lined with tan cotton twill, sleeves with white lutestring; blue taffeta ruching on inside of edge of sleeves.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American, About 1860

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts