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Child's over-dress

Short in front and fitted at waist line by darts, round high neck, long full sleeves with cuffs of tucks, buttoned down center back, back long with fullness in pleats and draped at side back seams, neck, cuffs, and bottom edges finished with narrow eyelet embroidered scalloped edging.

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Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham

American, About 1865

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Cotton cambric with cotton embroidered eyelet trim and mother-of-pearl buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts