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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Day Dress and Capelet
Date 1840-1850
Description Woman's 3-piece day dress. Handsewn, wool fabric with a 3-stripe repeat: a tan stripe with white zigzags, a blue stripe with white zigzags, and a white stripe with yellow, red, blue, and brown floral design. "Infant" style bodice has yoke and gathered center waist front with back hook and eye closure. The long sleeves are cut on bias with a ruffled sleeve cap. Bodice has piping at the neck, arm, shoulder, yoke seam, sleeve seam, cuff, center front, and bottom waist. The matching capelet has piping on all edges and a brown polished cotton lining. The skirt is made of 3 panels, with an elastic waist (a later alteration), and a hem faced with brown polished cotton. (Keywords: Fashion, Victorian, Pelerine, Fan Front, 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 1840
Latest Date 1850
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Wood, Henrietta
Catalog Number 99.009.0001.A-C
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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