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Child's dress

Pinkish-purple taffeta child's dress in two parts, bodice sleeveless, and fitted with square cut neck, skirt full with fullness arranged in pleats all around with greatest fullness at back, fastened down center back with large spherical mother-of-pearl buttons, pocket in right front skirt,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Mixter, Mrs. Samuel J. Mixter, and Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.

American, about 1865

Object Place

United States


Overall (dress): 73.5 cm (28 15/16 in.) Length (belt): 55.4 cm (21 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, taffeta, satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts