Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863

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Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863

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Description

This simple, plain white, unadorned organdy summer dress with a pleated crinoline skirt includes a matching petticoat. It has drop shoulders, and full "bishop" sleeves, defined here as a sleeve gathered at the bottom with a button enclosure.

The fullness of the skirt is consist all the way around. While the seams on the skirt are machine stitched, the details on the bodice were worked by hand. The dress dates between 1860 and 1865, a representation of Civil War-era style.

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About This Item

  • Title: Organdy summer dress, ca. 1863
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: cotton
  • Dimensions: 158.750 cm x 220.980 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.1160
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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