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Woman's blouse

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Off-white cotton blouse with tucks along the front that angle toward central waistband and gather together creating fullness at center front. Thicker wefts pattern the upper portion of shirt and sleeves. Lace with a clover motif trims the collar and cuffs. Each cuff has two covered buttons....

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Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

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Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm

American, late 19th century

Place of Use

Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center front: 54.6 cm (21 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; cotton twill weave; cotton and linen (?) lace; mother of pearl


Textiles and Fashion Arts