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A dress of taffeta

A dress of taffeta with alternating stripes of tan, black, and white plaid, and tan, black, and white chiné print; dress fitted and boned, bodice hooked down center front, long bell shaped sleeves with two flounces, short cape-like fold over each shoulder coming to waistband center front and...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

American, about 1855

Object Place

United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiné; taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts