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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Dress and Jacket
Date ca. 1870
Description Boy's 1-piece dress with matching jacket; both are made of white cotton pique with overall braid trim and eyelet embroidery. Dress has round neckline, short sleeves, and back closure with buttons and drawstrings. Self-fabric belt is attached at waistline in front and closes in back with 2 buttons. Skirt is pleated. Jacket has round neckline, long sleeves, and front closure with 1 button at neckline.
(Keywords: Fashion, Children's Clothing, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Jane DePuy and Mrs. Alvin DePuy
Ownership and History This dress may have been worn by Alvin B. DePuy (1875-1949), father of donor Jane DePuy. Mr. DePuy was a lifelong Staten Island resident who lived on Anderson Avenue in Port Richmond. He worked for the Post Office for 30 years, and later became the superintendent of mail at the Bethlehem Steel Company shipyard at Mariners Harbor, Staten Island. He also served in the 1890s and early 1900s as a volunteer firefighter with Washington Engine Co. No. 1 of Port Richmond.
Earliest Date 1865
Latest Date 1875
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Catalog Number C01.2796.A-B
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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