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Object Name Dress
Alternate Name Day Dress
Date ca. 1815
Description Woman's 1-piece day dress. Handsewn, tan silk crepe (possibly faded from a brighter original color). Dress has a wide low neckline with a drawstring that ties in back (the existing string is probably a replacement), and a high waist with a silk ribbon drawstring. Bodice is lined with white muslin. Long straight sleeves have piping in armscye. Smooth slightly flaring skirt has a single horizontal pleat near the hem and a facing of light brown glazed cotton. Dress is accompanied by a separate ivory muslin fichu (neck scarf) with embroidery.
(Keywords: Fashion, Early American, Georgian, Empire, New York)

Acquisition Gift of Mary Mairs
Ownership and History This dress was donated to the Historical Society in 1942 by a descendent of the Latourette family, which first settled on Staten Island in the early 1700s. The donor's great-grandfather, David Latourette (1786-1864), owned a farm in Richmond (Richmondtown), Staten Island, and sent his produce to market in Manhattan. He and his wife, Ann Crocheron, had six sons and four daughters.
Earliest Date 1810
Latest Date 1820
Subjects Clothing & dress
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Latourette, David
Latourette, Joana
Catalog Number C01.0663
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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