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Figured silk taffeta dress

Ground blue and light brown changeable taffeta with all-over powdered pattern of floral sprays in blue and light brown figure; fitted bodice and bell-shaped sleeves trimmed with 2 kinds of brown fringe, full gathered skirt. Worn by Mary Langdon Wales Bowlend (Mrs. Col. Thomas) Reed (1806-86)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert Cushman

French, about 1850

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Taffeta


Textiles and Fashion Arts