Silk crepe dress with double puff sleeves, Eastport, ca. 1825

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Silk crepe dress with double puff sleeves, Eastport, ca. 1825

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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.

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  • 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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