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Woman's dress with belt

Green silk dress with brown, ivory, and yellow stripes; rounded neck, high waist, and fitted bodice with back hook closure; tucks down front and back of bodice edged in green cord; long gathered sleeves with cord at cuff; three ruffles at hem also edged in cord (99.664.79a). Green silk belt with...

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Probably worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 1820s

Place of Manufacture

possibly Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 128.3 x 85.7 cm (50 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, silk wrapped around cotton core, plain weave linen (seam reenforcement)


Textiles and Fashion Arts