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Collection Clothing-Women's
Catalog Number 1983.01.38
Object Name Dress
Date 1910 ca.
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Material Cotton, Silk
Dimensions L-51 inches
Description A ladies dress comprised out of a yellow and black windowpane cotton voile with applied lavender silk satin stripes. The dress has a low scooped neck with an underlayer of plain yellow cotton dimity. The underlayer snaps into place along the proper left side, starting at the shoulder and ending at the bust line. There are also wide self-fabric square revers attached, reminiscent of a sailor collar. There are seven decorative lavender silk covered buttons on the center of the underlayer. At each corner edge on each of the revers there are also four decorative buttons attached. The sleeves are long and set into the arm syce, with a wide self-fabric foldover cuff with three decorative covered buttons and snap closures. The dress also has a snap closure along the proper left side seam and the waist. Attached to the inside of the bodice section of the dress is a cotton net vest with metal stays inserted into the seams and a hook and eye closure at the waist. The dress is machine constructed with hand finishing details.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece.
Cataloged by C.Harvey