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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Day Dress
Date 1855-1865
Description Woman's 1-piece day dress. Handsewn, wool fabric with stylized floral and geometric pattern in blue, gray, yellow and black. Bodice is lined and boned, with hook and eye closure at center front. Piping at neckline and armscye. Long pagoda sleeves are bias-cut and pieced; sleeve diameter is 12" at bottom edge. Sleeves are trimmed with two rows of gray-blue gathered ribbon and lined with basted-in undersleeves. Gathered skirt is sewn into piped waist of bodice. Skirt has been shortened; the original hem, which is now turned under, is bound with wool braid and faced with brown polished cotton.
(Keywords: Fashion, Victorian, Hoop Skirt, 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 1855
Latest Date 1865
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Wood, Henrietta
Catalog Number 99.009.0003
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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