Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785

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Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785

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Description

A rare eighteenth century cotton survivor, this modest small child's dress belonged to Olive Gray, born May 25, 1779.

With a square neck, pin-tucked bodice and short frilled edge sleeves, this dress is made of a coarse cotton. The fabric was block printed with a red (madder) and blue (indigo) floral pattern. It bears a label stating: "1779. Worn by Miss Olive Gray, born in North Yarmouth, Maine."

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About This Item

  • Title: Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785
  • Creation Date: circa 1785
  • Subject Date: circa 1785
  • Town: North Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Cotton
  • Dimensions: 53.34 cm x 63.5 cm
  • Local Code: CA90
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
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