Green and Gray Bodice and Skirt Ensemble

Title

Green and Gray Bodice and Skirt Ensemble

Creator

Unknown

Date

1870s

Description

Green and gray taffeta bodice and matching skirt with pleated ruffle trim.

Identifier

2012.45.298A
2012.45.298B

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 32" Waist: 27"

Curator Notes

Fair condition. Taffeta material has shattered due to stains. Two buttons missing from bodice. Wrinkles have been released as much as possible without damaging garment. Evidence of garment having been re-made due to unpicked seams throughout skirt and trim. It is possible an older, outdated garment was taken apart and re-made into this bodice and skirt ensemble, following a common practice of the time.

Textile

Taffeta

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Green and Gray Bodice and Skirt Ensemble,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1278.

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