Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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."
About This Item
- Title: Olive Gray's childhood dress, North Yarmouth, ca. 1785
- Creation Date: circa 1785
- Subject Date: circa 1785
- Location: North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Cotton
- Dimensions: 53.34 cm x 63.5 cm
- Local Code: CA90
- Object Type: Physical Object
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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