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Dress, ca. 1830

This is a Dress. It is dated ca. 1830. Its medium is pique cotton.


In the early 19th century, European women abandoned their cloaks, choosing to stay warm and covered under shawls. The fashion press described women as “draped” as they wound shawls over their shoulders, circling their arms, or tied around their waist.

It is credited Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Eliot Norton, 1929.

Its dimensions are

28 ribcage x 30-3/4 bust x 89 circumference at hem in.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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