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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Day Dress
Date 1850-1855
Description Woman's 1-piece day dress. Handsewn, fine wool fabric with an overall ombre print of purple, brown, and green leaves with red berries. Bodice dips in front and is boned on each side, with a front hook and eye closure. Long bell-shaped sleeves are trimmed with 2 rows of self-fabric ruffles. The skirt is made of 6 panels of approximately 24" wide fabric and is unlined. It is cartridge pleated to the waist, and the hem is turned twice. An interesting repair was made under the arms using the same weight fabric with complementary print.
(Keywords: Fashion, Victorian, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Grace Sundstrom
Ownership and History This dress belonged to Henrietta Wood (b. 1824), an ancestor of the donor. It was among the contents of the Egbert family home at 69 Van Pelt Avenue in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1850
Latest Date 1855
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Wood, Henrietta
Catalog Number 99.009.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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