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Bodice of white net with embroidered sprig

High round neck; long, full sleeves gathered at shoulders and wrist; neck, front edge and cuffs trimmed with black thread-edged white net ruching and narrow bobbin lace insertion holding narrow black velvet ribbon; insertion also on shoulder seams.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American, About 1860

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Medium or Technique

Net, embroidery, bobbin lace, velvet ribbon


Textiles and Fashion Arts