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A dress in two parts of heavy silk striped black and purple, the purple stripes having a fancy weave and a pattern of widely spaced small medallions, the black stripes haveing a minute all-over figure and widely spaced medallions; (a) bodice, high round neck, buttoned down center front, long...

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Gift of Miss Dorothy B. Reed

American, 1860

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Overall (bodice): 62 x 71.5 cm (24 7/16 x 28 1/8 in.) Other (bodice): 40 cm (15 3/4 in.) Length x width (skirt): 120 x 118 cm (47 1/4 x 46 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk figured, silk satin, silk velvet ribbon, cotton and linen lining and metal hook and eye closures


Textiles and Fashion Arts