Contributed by Brick Store Museum
The dress on the left is a one piece black barege wool dress. Dress has sloping shoulders with sleeves puffed at top, tapered with ruching at wrist. Plain skirt gathered in back with one flounce at hem. This dress was worn by Jane Lord Stone.
The dress on the right is a one piece black silk taffeta dress. Dress has sloping shoulders, slight mandarin collar, fringed yoke and velvet band at cuff of straight sleeve. Bodice is boned and lined. Full skirt gathered in back. Two rows of black velvet at hem. It may have been worn by Alice Durrell Smith.
Dresses in display entitled "Godey's Ladies: An Exhibition of 19th Century Dresses held at the Brick Store Museum in 1997. Godey's Lady's Book, which inspired this exhibition's title, was one of the most popular ladies' books of the 19th century. Each issue contained poetry, beautiful engravings and articles of interest to the women of that time.
About This Item
- Title: Jane Lord Stone and Alice Durrell Smith dresses, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- State: ME
- Media: wool, silk, velvet
- Local Code: 1503, 65.257
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Brick Store Museum
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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