Gold printed satin dress, Portland, ca. 1907

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

Towards the end of the 20th century's first decade, the emergence of the one-piece dress simplified silhouettes, as seen in this gold silk satin print dress with horizontally tucked sleeves and black piped detailing. The dress features high-waisted, princess-style lines, 3/4 sleeves, and an attached belt across the waist. The bodice has a net insert at the neckline, and pin-tucked net under sleeves.

The dress is associated with the Plummer family of Portland.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gold printed satin dress, Portland, ca. 1907
  • Creation Date: circa 1907
  • Subject Date: circa 1907
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, cotton
  • Dimensions: 149.860 cm x 133.350 cm
  • Local Code: 1994.42.3.1
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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