Tan Bodice and Skirt Ensemble

Title

Tan Bodice and Skirt Ensemble

Creator

Unknown

Date

1870s

Description

Tan, silk taffeta bodice and skirt ensemble with wool, floral embroidery and gold, fringe trim.

Identifier

Unknown

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 28" Waist: 22"

Curator Notes

Fair condition. Silk taffeta has shattered. Possibility of sleeves having been later addition to garment as evidenced by the type of material and ornamentation; additionally, sleeves are distorting the upper portion of the gown. Wrinkles have been released as much as possible without damaging garment.

Textile

Wool, Silk Taffeta, and Gold

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Tan Bodice and Skirt Ensemble,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1277.

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