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Dress (2002.21)

Red, white, and blue cotton checked weave day dress with long leg of mutton sleeves, natural level waist, and full gathered skirt.

Bodice consists of two front pieces; two narrow underarm pieces (1.5" wide); two side back pieces; two back pieces. Opens down center front, the opening continuing into the skirt for 5", with no visible or extant closure method; the center front edges have a.75" hem. Front has moderately low round scooped neckline. There is a hole near the left shoulder which has been backed with a plain blue and white checked cotton; this repair may be contemporary to the dress's original use or may be modern. Back neckline is moderately high boatneck. Center back has center seam,...

1830-1835
Cotton
55.0in
2002.21
Image and text: DAR Museum, 2024

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