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Fashion Plate

Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth-century women's fashion. Five women wearing (from left to right) light blue dress with teal trim, purple dress with diagonal stripe detailing, teal dress, pink dress with scalloped detailing, and pale blue dress with high, white collar. The woman on the far...

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By about 2004, purchased by Susan Ward of Lexington, MA at an antique fair in Amherst, NH; purchased from Ward by Doris May of Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of May to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Doris May

American, 1865

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper


Textiles and Fashion Arts