|Alternate Name||Day Dress|
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.
|Subjects||Clothing & dress|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
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