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Object Name Dress
Date 1870-1890
Description Young child's 1-piece dress, possibly a boy's dress. Blue silk taffeta with round neckline and 3/4 sleeves with braid and tucked scallop details. No waistline; 3 vertical rows of braid down center front. Back closure with purple dyed shell buttons with cut steel detail. Flared scalloped hem with braid trim. Dress is fully lined with tan cotton with a small brown floral print. The unusual piecing of the dress indicates that it was remade from another garment.
(Keywords: Fashion, Children's Clothing, New York)
Acquisition Gift of John Else
Ownership and History This dress most likely descended in the Else or Licht families of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1870
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Clothing & dress
Children
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.0630
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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