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.|
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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