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Object Number 1986.067.0002 ab
Object Name Dress
Date 1870-1899
Culture American
Description Child's dress and blouse of red cotton printed with small white pattern overall. Dress: short sleeves, shirred bodice, inset waist, full skirt. Blouse: long sleeves, dropped, button center back, drawstring neckline (underblouse possibly).

Child's red printed cotton dress
United States of America, c. 1840s
Child's red cotton short-sleeved dress printed with small white zigzag and brown edged tri-lobe motifs. Tucked once at hem, Cartridge pleated at neckline, and above and below waistband on both front and back.

With the development of the mechanized cotton trade in teh early part of the 19th century in Europe and America, vast quantities of printed cotton became available at lower prices. By the second quarter of the 19th century, roller-printed cottons with small motifs became a staple of woman and children's garments.
Material Cotton
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Credit line gift of Mrs. Robert Johnston
Exhibit History-Exhibit # 49