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The fashionable Juliet sleeves on this mid-1820s green crepe dress are long and straight, with double puffs at the shoulders. The style is representative of a heightened interest in sleeve details during the period. The trim fabric was likely imported, and is remarkably intact.
The fabric is a dark green diamond patterned silk crepe. The dress is lined with brown and natural-colored cotton fabric. The boned, cotton bodice is reinforced with a strip of linen.
The garment is associated with the Leavitt family of Eastport, likely worn by Harriet Lamphrey Leavitt (d.1840), who married into the family in 1824.
About This Item
- Title: Silk crepe dress with double puff sleeves, Eastport, ca. 1825
- Creation Date: circa 1825
- Subject Date: circa 1825
- Town: Eastport
- County: Washington
- State: ME
- Media: silk, cotton, linen
- Dimensions: 139.700 cm x 90.170 cm
- Local Code: A86-76
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Clothing & dress
- Clothing & dress--Maine--Eastport
- Women's clothing--19th century
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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