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An overdress of reddish-purple velvet

An overdress of reddish-purple velvet; hooked to waist down center front, long leg-of-mutton sleeves, cut across center front back waistcoat and finished with six large cut steel buttons, long skirt at sides and back with center back seam open, fullness in pleats at center back, short standing...

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Credit Line

Gift of Gordon Abbott, Mrs. George L. Batchelder, Jr., and Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop

American, about 1895

Object Place

United States

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts