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Dress

Accession

1-912-11-08591

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Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1912

Style Period

Description

Dress is floor length with three-quarter length sleeves with lace and pink silk trim. Embroidery work is present on the bodice, sleeves, and back closure yoke (pleat in the back bodice). Tassels hang from the bodice overlay and skirt slit. Dress has slit in the front skirt filled in with embroidered green and pink lace. The slit is bordered by covered buttons. The cuffs on the sleeves match the front slit.

The lace, tassels, and covered buttons on this dress would have been made entirely by hand. The wearer can get into this dress by unhooking the bodice overlay and stepping in. The maker was careful to conceal the hooks and eyes with placement of lace.

Condition

excellent

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