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Object Number 1986.030.0001
Object Name Dress
Date 1840-1849
Culture American
Description 6/21 Timeline exhibit label copy:
Brown warp-printed plaid day dress
American, early 1860s, (probably altered from earlier dress, textile dates to 1850s)
Silk taffeta

Brown, beige, black dress of woven silk ikat, stripes and ikat checks. High neck, fastens front to waist, full skirt, dropped shoulder, ruffle at upper arm sleeve shaped with fullness at elbow, narrow cuff, trimmed with brown and plaid ribbon on outside edge.
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Credit line Gift of Esther C. Taylor and Helen Taylor Eging
Exhibit History-Exhibit # 173