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Child's dress

White damask, the design of conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers, is brought out in places with violet, yellowish-red and bright green. A triangular piece of embroidered muslin is sewed to the front. This is probably later as the machine made net "a jours" could not have been made...

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Provenance

Worn by the first child of Enoch and Sarah (Hill) Huse, who were married in 1783. See letter of donor in notes on 13.586a-f & 13.587.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Annie Jewett

English, About 1788–90

Accession Number

13.587

Medium or Technique

Cotton and brocade

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes