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Women's clothing collection

Women's clothing collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Women's clothing collection
Creator: University of Georgia. College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Inclusive Dates: 1800-1899
Language: English
Extent: 200 item(s)
Collection Number: HCTC001
Repository: Historic Clothing and Textile Collection

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Historic Clothing and Textile Collection is a study collection of over 3000 garments, accessories, and textiles that date from the 1800s to the 1990s. This collection includes women's, men's, and children's clothing, hats, shoes, and jewelry, as well as quilts and coverlets from the 19th century. In addition to clothing and textile artifacts, the collection also contains pictorial items that represent historic dress of the mid-19th through 20th centuries, such as magazines, including Godey's and Vogue, as well as authentic photographs.

The collection includes examples of everyday and ceremonial dress from the 19th and 20th centuries. Highlights include a brown printed cotton dress from the 1830s, a man's beaver skin stove pipe hat from the early 19th century, a child's two-piece outfit from the 1880s, and a Mother Hubbard dress from the 1890s. Several 19th century wedding dresses, christening gowns, quilts and coverlets also make up the excellent collection. Other items of note include a woman's automobile duster, Edwardian dresses and skirts, 1920s flapper dresses, tailored women's suits from the 1940s, and paper dresses from the 1960s. The collection incorporates examples of ready-to-wear garments from leading American designers such as Claire McCardell, Pauline Trigere, Bill Blass, Mary McFadden, and Geoffrey Beene, and international designers Yves St. Laurent, Mariano Fortuny, and Sonia Rykiel. Also included in the inventory are a number of textiles and clothing pieces from around the world including Japan, Guatemala, Korea, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Thailand.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection is a teaching collection that belongs to the College of Family and Consumer Science.

Preferred Citation

Women's clothing collection, HCTC001, Historic Clothing and Textile Collection, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clothing and dress -- 19th century.
Clothing and dress -- Georgia.
Clothing.
Textiles.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1810.79.01Dress: ecru; sheer; cotton gauze; empire style gown; puff sleeves; trim around neck, 1810-1819
 
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1820.0.1Cape: pelerine; long front panels, waist length at center back, front hangs to knees; silk taffeta, wool batting inner lining, dark gold, cording on shoulder seams, 1820-1829
 
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1840.0.2Dress: long; cotton; small geometric print; buttons down front to waistband; gathered bodice; Long sleeves; light brown, burgundy, black, and white design; hand worked scalloped trim, covered buttons, 1840-1849
 
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371840.0.9Purse: knit; miniature; reticule; crocheted; gold, green; black drawstring cord; beaded with silver steel beads; lattice fringe; approx. 2"x3", 1840-1849
 
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331840.176.83Dress: silk; round gown; diagonal pleats with cartridge; pleated full skirt; white cotton collar; black velvet trim, 1840-1849
 
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1840.176.97Cape: silk; beige and red stripes, 1840-1849
 
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1840.29.4Shawl: cotton; lightweight balanced plain weave; white; Ayrshire embroidery, 1840-1849
 
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1840.70.6Dress: brown; silk; blue floral print; jacquard weave; bodice with three vertical darts cream-colored satin panel with net overlay; French darts; collarless; sleeves are full with blue velvet ribbon trim at cuff; full skirt, 1840-1849
 
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1850.0.15abUndergarment: off-white; cotton; lingerie/undersleeves; cut work at wrist and cuff; string at top to attach to sleeve; gathered waist, 1850-1859
 
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261850.176.104Bodice: beige; 6 buttons; ribbon trimming; ends in two large points at the front, 1850-1859
 
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331850.176.87Dress: pink; checkered; matching bodice and skirt; jacket bodice buttons up the front on diagonal seam; lined with solid white glazed cotton; skirt hemmed in the back, 1850-1859
 
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141850.29.4Mantilla: 32in square; cut out rounded v-neckline and hemline bordered in flannel; white twill weave; brushed finish, 1850-1859
 
141850.6.5Shawl: cream; silk; embroidered purple and pink flowers, green leaves; fringe hem, 1850-1869
 
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261860.0.1Bodice: full 3/4 sleeves and cuffs; high neckline with eyelet ruffle; 3in eyelet ruffle gathered borders eyelet inset at bodice neckline; linen in a window pane weave structure; plain and jacquard; white, 1860-1869
 
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61860.0.13Drawers: crotchless; embroidered eyelet and narrow tucks around the base of the legs; button at the waist; underside of waistband: "Fannie E. Falligant", 1855-1865
 
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111860.0.16aDress: plain; brown; silk; pleated waist; low collar; buttons to waist in front; narrow sleeve; lined with polished cotton; self train; silk taffeta; lace at cuffs, 1860-1869
 
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1860.0.2Dress: bodice 1: long sleeve; brown buttons; lace collar; bodice 2: Short sleeve; black beaded buttons; skirt: Wide, crinoline; metallic gathers; hat: brown; chin strap; black, beads, 1860-1869
 
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281860.0.24Wedding dress: long; brown; medium brown silk with light brown pattern; button down center front; pleated skirt; hooks and eyes; trains in back; belt, 1860-1869
 
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111860.0.32Bolero: black; silk taffeta; short cape sleeve; black velveteen ribbon and fringe; vertical darts in front; rounded neckline; loose fringe on base, 1860-1869
 
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21860.0.33Bodice: printed lawn fabric; floral design; scoop neckline; short sleeves; slight shirring on sleeves; piping on neckline; bordered at bottom; canvas-colored cotton lining; 4 vertical darts at center chest; hook and eye closure at back; matches 1860.0.34, 1860-1869
 
21860.0.34Fabric: printed lawn fabric bodice; floral design; matches 1860.0.33, 1860-1869
 
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261860.0.4Skirt: full; gold and black trim around hemline; linen and wool, 1861-1865
 
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1860.176.99Cape: hook and eye collar; pleats; decorative ruffled border, 1860-1869
 
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1860.186.1Dress: hand-made; brown with incandescent blue shades; soft shoulder line; coat sleeves; item was restored by Fashion First Antique Battenberg , 1860-1869
 
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1860.29.15Shawl: fringe; blue flower embroidery; silk; rust colored; rib weave, 1866
 
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121860.40.2aWedding dress: brown; bodice front buttons from neck to waist; back fullness in skirt; black lace and velvet ribbon trim; lined with china silk, white; separate large decorative collar for waistline; ribbed weave, 1864
 
121860.40.2bBelt: brown; black lace trim; bow in center; silk; ribbed weave, 1864
 
121860.40.2cMarriage license: George W. Barton and Mary Griswold; accompanies brown wedding dress and belt, 1864
 
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41860.79.17aHoop skirt: grey; silk; purple trim, 1865-1870
 
41860.79.17bBodice: grey; silk; purple trim; short sleeves; hooks and eyes for center front closure, 1865-1870
 
41860.79.17cJacket: dress jacket; grey; silk; purple trim, 1865-1870
 
41860.79.17dCape: dress cape; strips of lace and ribbon; triangular shape; rosettes of purple ribbon applied to cream lace, 1865-1870
 
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31870.0.11Chemise: cap sleeves; eyelet trimmed neckline and sleeves; full body; center back closure; name of "Fanny Wilson" appears on garment; flax; balanced weave, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.12Half hoop skirt: back only; very small; dark blue string ties; contemporarily made; may have been donated from UGA Theater department, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.15Two sleeves from a woman's dress; gold with black lace; panel of black satin; lined with brown printed holland, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.2Chemise: cotton; plain weave; French seams; low wide oval neckline on bodice; no collar; cap sleeves; no waistline; placket opening with button holes at center neckline, 1871
 
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151870.0.34aWedding dress: bodice; cream; capped sleeves that have a braided trim; front buttons; braided trim around bottom, 1870-1879
 
151870.0.34bWedding dress: bodice; cream; plain capped sleeves; fitted; front hook and eye closures; front and back darts; gathered in back, 1870-1879
 
151870.0.34cWedding dress: skirt to wedding gown; cream/tan; full length; train; large ruffle at base of skirt; ruffles sewn on the front of skirt, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.35aWedding dress: sheer blouse; long pagoda sleeves; back has darts; very fitted bodice; single ruffles around yoke, hem, and sleeve hems; shredded ribbon trim follows the top of the ruffles; back darts give way to pleats in back, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.35bWedding dress: underskirt to wedding dress; sheer; train in back; thick reinforced hem, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.35cWedding dress: cream overskirt; 2 layers; short ruffled front that dips up to the waist before trailing down; ruffled apron at front, 1870-1879
 
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281870.0.36aWedding dress: bodice; low, square neckline; center front buttons with round faux pearls; lace trim along the bottom of the bodice; fishtail back; sleeves are elbow length with a cotton lining, 1870-1879
 
281870.0.36bWedding dress: skirt of wedding dress; brocade fabric; apron like panel trimmed in lace; lower skirt has 4 layers; detachable train, 1870-1879
 
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131870.0.39Shawl: black; silk; hand sewn; square; metallic embroidery on each corner in circular design; black fringe, 1870-1879
 
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191870.0.4Jacket: velvet; black; dolman sleeves; rich brown embroidery; high collar; tassels down center front and around hem; pointed front, clared back; cape is tasseled; machine quilted black cotton lining; zig zag design, 1870-1879
 
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31870.0.40Scarf: olive green; silk; 24 inches by 24 inches; hand stitched; border of cream stripes; 2 sides are selvage, the other 2 are sewn, 1870-1879
 
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1870.0.5Jacket: fitted; high collar; straight sleeves; maroon; velvet; cotton lining; boned; v-shaped waistline with back pleats; cotton shields at underarms; white silk cord trim at collar and cuffs, 1870-1879
 
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31870.0.8Chemise: embroidered eyelet yolk; full body; cotton, balanced weave; white; scalloped embroidery, 1870-1879
 
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1870.30.18Wedding gown: from the estate of Mrs. Katherine Lanier Clark; the wedding dress of her mother, Mrs. Fannie E. Falligoat Lanier, Savannah, GA; a complete description of the dress is not possible due to the fragile condition; appears to have long sleeves and is trimmed with fringe; grey silk plain weave, 1877
 
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1870.55.1Bodice: silk taffeta; long sleeves; unfinished, high neckline; beige and gray striped design mixed with a green and black strip with pink flowers; some seams corded, 1870-1879
 
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1870.55.22Dress: soft green; twill; wool; one piece; princes lines; CF button closure; lace collar; back yoke is tucked, joins the watteuback with bustle; large satin bow at yoke of CB; skirt is tabbed, trained below bustle; front pockets with lace and satin ribbons; rosettes extend down tabs at CF; embroidered bird appliques, 1870-1879
 
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181870.55.23Skirt: wool and silk; pale green; plain woven; crinoline support; polonaise wool overskirt; foundation skirt is cream and grey striped silk; tiers of pleating; brown chinzt lines the skirt; CB opening disguised by folds of the bustle, 1870-1879
 
181870.55.24aBodice: wool; green; side front hidden button closure; embroidery trim; bone stays and darts; polonaise and bustle puff drape from the waistline; sleeves are fitted, 1879
 
181870.55.24bSkirt: wool; green; tiered; shirring; satin bows; schiffli embroidery; crinoline supports; small bias ties in the center back; total of 5 tiers, 1870-1879
 
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151870.55.25Bodice: black and red; lace; cotton; satin silk bodice; fastens at CF; square neckline; fitted sleeves with 2 darts at the elbow; lace cuffs and collar; bodice tightly boned and seamed; , 1870-1879
 
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1870.64.28Nightgown: white; cotton; long sleeve; both machine and hand stitching; shoulder and bodice front and collar are lace; rows of tiny tucks running across front, 1870-1879
 
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1870.64.29Drawers: white; cotton; wide waistband with draw string; split opened between legs; lace at bottom edge of drawer leg, 1870-1879
 
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1870.79.32Change purse: money bag; white; cotton; square; lace trim and lace insert, 1870-1879
 
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1870.82.38Buttons: Misc. collection of buttons; note attached to buttons states: From the charm-string of Mrs. Fassett about the year 1872-buttons given by her daughter Mrs. Hendrick Hodgson, 1872-1900
 
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1880.0.13aJacket: long, straight sleeves; high collar, black and gold velvet lapels, collar cuffs; hook closure; center back bow; clipped to waistline, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.13bPetticoat: horizontal drawstring in back, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.15Corset cover: white flats with eyelet embroidery; puffed sleeves; flared at base; eyelet lace trimmed sleeves and yoke, 1880-1889
 
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301880.0.16Skirt: gold; silk; ribbed weave; long; gored; slight train in back; off center back closure; waistband; darts in front; tan cotton separate lining, 1880-1889
 
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81880.0.19aBodice: gold; net over silk; collarless v-neckline; front hook and eye closure; mutton sleeves with ribbons and bows; deeply pointed front and back; ribbon trim at neckline, 1880-1889
 
81880.0.19bSkirt: gold; silk net; remains of skirt, 1880-1889
 
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271880.0.2Bodice: silk/satin; navy blue; long, close fitting sleeves; pleated in front and back around the arm syce; cuffed, front vertical pleats; cf closure with hooks and eyes; high standing band collar with gathered projection in cb; back has a slightly pointed yoke; vertical pleats held in places at lower back for a bustle; inside lined with grayish wool fabric; lining closed by hooks and eyes; waist coat trimmed with black, narrow piping on the cuffs, collar, upper front portion; center front band and back yoke, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.22Bodice: wool; navy blue; long fitted sleeves; rounded front; welt pockets; back bustle; completely trimmed with black braid, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.28.aBodice: silk; baby blue and white printed; long fitted sleeves with shoulder puff; blue velveteen; cream braid trim around the cuff; front pleated; standing band; concealed hooks and eyes; lined; stays, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.28.bSkirt: silk; baby blue and white print; four gores; two stays in back for bustle; ruffle around hemline, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.42Hoopskirt: brown; hoop petticoat; cotton stays with metal hoops; 14 hoops; five stays; buckles around the waist, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.43Coat: black; wool; medium standing band collar; asymmetrical front with round fabric covered buttons; long, close fitting sleeves with cuff; fishtail back; wool lining, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.45Nightgown: white; cotton; long sleeve; machine and hand sewn; pleated; buttons down CF; lace along sleeve edge and neckline; embroidery, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.6Skirt: tailored overskirt; square; lace-trimmed neckline; bow at center front; button hook snaps in the back; flares below the waist; long-fitted sleeves trimmed in lace, 1880-1889
 
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271880.0.7Bodice: silk; placket at center front closing; Mandarin collar; long narrow sleeves; boned; inner waistband; Pointed at center front and center back, 1880-1889
 
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1880.0.9Christening Gown: short puffed sleeves; bodice of hand embroidered satin stitches and flowers; center back closure with ties, 1880-1889
 
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271880.160.4aShirt: leg-O-Mutton sleeves; 2 panels of lace around forearms; purple patches of fabric under armpits, 1880-1889
 
271880.160.4bSkirt: sky blue; 5 parallel panels of lace across the front; blue bows and lace; slight train and bustle in back, 1880-1889
 
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1880.169.2Dress: one piece; lengthy train; square neck; hook and eye closure down the front; princess cuts and boning in the top. Back is full with room for bustle; ruffles and pleats circle front panel; waist fastens with tie; front skirt made of lace panels, 1880-1889
 
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1880.176.100Bodice: blue; velvet; bodice; high collar is jeweled; gold and black striped lining; bodice comes to a V" in front; coat sleeves, 1880-1889
 
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291880.176.111Bodice: High-neck; silk; beige bodice with vertical trim running down the center front; fitted coat sleeves, 1880-1889
 
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1880.176.91Bodice: machine sewn; black; silk; coat sleeves; cutaway front, 1880-1889
 
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1880.176.94Jacket: Skirted; dark blue; velvet pelisse; pointed bodice; catered buttons; box pleat on the back; straight coat sleeve with attached lace; hand-sewn; lined with glazed cotton, 1880-1889
 
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1880.39.20Cape: black; evening cape; satin silk; fuschia lining; tassels at bottom of front; lace collar; shawl collar with pelisse, 1880-1889
 
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1880.4.3.aBodice: black; cotton; dimity; long, close fitting sleeves; front slightly gathered at waist with a pleated flounce; standing band collar, covered with black netting; back gathers at waists; inside lined with stays; lining closes with hooks, eyes and buttons, 1880-1889
 
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1880.4.3.bSkirt: five gored; black; cotton dimity; pleated flounce around the bottom edge; waistband with a side closure held by hooks and eyes, 1880-1889
 
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301880.55.24Bodice: rust color; soft shirred sleeves; leaf print, on sleeves and lapel; white, shirred fabric extends from the waistline; inch wide tape stay encircles the waist; bodice has hidden button closure, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.25Bodice: white; silk; unfinished; 35in at waist; braid and epaulettes intact; off-white and black trimming; black embroidered/fagotted border, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.26.aBodice: light brown; silk; 22.5in waist; bust and waist stays; tailored sleeve with curved seams; fishtail extends down from the back; green lining; hand overcast seams; hook and eye closure, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.26.bSkirt: light brown; silk; ribbed silk pleated in several tiers while brocade hangs from left front; two rosettes in front; lined with crinoline, extra placed in back for bustle; two black twill tapes at CB used to secure bustle; slight train evident in skirt back, 1883-1885
 
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1880.55.27Skirt: black; wool flannel; lined with brown cloth; 24in waist; center front placket opening; back fullness darted and gored; pattern accommodates bustle, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.29.aBodice: silk and cotton; piled; brown and green stripes; surplice closing; one side is tucked and the other is striped pile; tassels on right side; sleeve has fur cuffs; back seamed and darted in princess lines; tassels trim back, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.29.bSkirt: brown, green; striped; silk and cotton pile; waist 23in.; CB has gore of plain brown cotton; pleated godet insets at lower edge; crinoline faces hem of skirt; fur trim, 1880-1889
 
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1880.55.30Coat: black; silk pile; high neck; dolman sleeves sewn to back; coat front ends in tapered points with tassels; large hooks and eyes close CF; lining quilted; chenille fringe bunched at CB; inside pocket, 1880-1889
 
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291880.55.31Cape: black; silk satin weave; front extensions; beads and lace on right front and sleeve extensions, 1880-1889
 
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361880.6.17Apron: white; cotton; embroidery; shirred waist band; red embroidered flowers on lower edge, 1880-1889
 
361880.6.18Apron: white; cotton; embroidery; green, gold, and brown embroidered flower design across side front, 1880-1889
 
361880.72.41bShawl: black; silk crepe; mourning shawl; rectangular shape, 1880-1889
 
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1880.79.33Blouse: black; silk; waist length satin and lace; black lace standing band collar; black lace inserts in bodice yoke; net sleeves with satin and lace trim cuffs; pleats, 1880-1885
 
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1880.79.34Bodice: cream; satin silk; taffeta and lace; glass pearl buttons down CF; lace collar, cuffs and edging around bodice hem; laced covered sleeves; heavily boned; extends past natural waistline, 1880-1889
 
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271880.79.35Bodice: magenta velvet; cream taffeta and lace; high standing band collar; velvet kick up long sleeves; lace yoke; ivory fringe; boning at waistline; tabs for skirt attachment, 1880-1889
 
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291880.79.36Bodice: cream; wool; crepe; tucks with lace applique; CF hook closing; over sleeve crepe with tucks, undersleeve cotton, silk and lace cuffs; crepe waistband; boning; cotton under bodice, 1880-1889
 
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1880.79.37Nightgown: white; cotton, 1880-1889
 
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161890.0.101Bodice: beige lace over silk; standing band collar; 2 tiered bishop sleeve with close fitting bottom sleeve; lace cut outs on front and the back; back fastens with hook and eyes; fish tail back, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.102.aBodice: pink with black netting; standing band collar; CF; sequins and beads in floral pattern; sleeves are black silk satin with jacquard floral design; close fitting at top and full at the bottom; waist band tucks, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.102.bSkirt: black; silk satin brocade; paneled; ruffled trim on the bottom; attaches at back with hook and eyes, 1890-1899
 
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11890.0.113Bodice: silk; machine sewn; chartreuse/sea foam green; linen lining; 9 pieces of vertical boning; metal hook and eye closure on back; center front comes to a point; roughly 24 inches long; back dips down into a point, 1890-1899
 
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131890.0.114Bodice: black; black cotton lining; black crochet in vertical bands running along the bodice; full, large short sleeves; V- neckline; 2 large silk buttons at center front; machine made Label: J.M.C Baird, 1890-1899
 
131890.0.116Bodice: black; silk; long sleeves; leg o' mutton sleeves; high, standing band collar; unfinished at the bottom of bodice; tiny vertical rows of stitching at chest; back closes with hook and eyes, 1890-1899
 
131890.0.118Bodice: black; cotton; black embroidered silk slashes all over; long sleeve; slight leg of mutton with puff at shoulder line; boning; machine stitched; hook and eye front closure; black silk ruffles at chest; high standing collar; sleeves have black silk ruffles at cuff; lined with white cotton, 1890-1899
 
131890.0.120Skirt: black; silk; full; petticoat style; straight front; 1 flat ruffle followed by 6 horizontal rows of black grosgrain ribbon then 2 ruffles at the bottom; drawstring waist Label: The New York Skirt Company, Cortland N.Y. Style: 322, Length: 44, 1890-1899
 
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321890.0.18Skirt: black; silk; brocade, cotton lining; seven gores, waist band, hook and eye closure, pleats at back, back fullness and train; ruffled satin ribbon and net tiered trim at hem; hem area is interfaced, 1890-1899
 
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241890.0.218Skirt: shot silk; brown velvet and turquoise taffeta; overlapping diamond pattern; lace ruffle at hem; brown cotton plain weave lining, 1890-1899
 
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221890.0.24aBodice: olive green cotton and silk satin; high neckline, no collar, has contrasting trim as false collar; front hook and eye closure, with vertical trim; horizontal webbing in front and back; has no boning and is gathered into wide waistband; sleeves are set-in, with fullness gathered at shoulder and elbow, narrow to cuff; attached cuff is of same fabric (light green velvet with black cording) as collar design, 1890-1899
 
221890.0.24bSkirt: olive green cotton velvet; has seven gores--very wide at bottom hem; grossgrain ribbon waistband; back placket closure with hooks and eyes; hem is machine stitched, 1890-1899
 
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251890.0.28Pelerine: black; wilk velvet; circular cape; trimmed with fur and black sequins; velvet bows on shoulder and CB, 1897-1898
 
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241890.0.3Blouse: black; velvet blouse over net blouse; cap sleeves open at shoulder; trimmed in braid; blouse front tapers from side seam to a distinct V in CF; laces up the back, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.31Jacket: brown; cotton corduroy; spencer jacket; long, slightly puffed sleeves; rounded neckline; covered buttons down either side of CF; loop button holes, 1898
 
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161890.0.32Skirt: black; cotton sateen; drawstring waist; topstitched gores; horizontal tucks; bottom fourth is cut on bias, attached with fabric strips; attached tucked ruffle at hem, 1898
 
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1890.0.33Skirt: cream; silk satin, cotton lined; pleated at waistband, gored; heavy cotton tulip applique basted on; lace at hem, 1898
 
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1890.0.34Skirt: gold and blue; silk taffeta and satin; cotton waistband; skirt gathered in back; pieced at top near waistband, 1898
 
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1890.0.36Night gown: white; linen; front button closure; yoke with dropped shoulder; full sleeves with cuffs; floor length; full at hem; has signature Fanny Wilson in front yoke, 1890-1899
 
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201890.0.38Night gown: white; linen; CF placket buttoned closure; loose and gathered into deep pointed yoke; small peter pan collar; long sleeves are full, and gathered into cuff; embroidery, 1890-1899
 
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211890.0.39Bodice: cream; silk; puffed, elbow-length sleeves of lace, covered by lace and embroidered oversleeve; standing band collar; CF closure of hooks and eyes; back fullness; stays, 1890-1899
 
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161890.0.4Bodice: cream; silk satin; cotton lining; part of wedding ensemble; high neckline; double breasted CF closure with hooks and eyes; vertical tucks and applied lace in front; tucks in back; cummerbund waistband; bones; balloon sleeves lined with cotton with horizontal pleats and lace trim; small flared cuff, 1890-1899
 
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201890.0.40Chemise: white; cotton; front placket closure; drawstring high waist; high plain neckline; long straight sleeves with double ruffle at bottom edge; long skirt gathered at high waistline, deep ruffle at hem, 1898-1910
 
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1890.0.41Dress: silk; cotton lined; front closure; hook & eye at yoke; lower lining buttons; wateau back; engagement ring & diamond print, 1898-1910
 
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351890.0.42Corset cover: white; cotton; embroidered flowers; drawstring neck; narrow tucks down CF; side closure, 1897-1898
 
351890.0.46Petticoat: white; cotton; long, lace trimmed; gored; drawstring waist; flounced under petticoat, 1895
 
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341890.0.7Bodice: brown; silk; cotton lining; high velveteen collar with velvet ribbon trim; gold chiffon fichu bordered by pleated velvet ribbon at CF closing; hook and eye closure; brown cotton lining, boning, perspiration shields, and bust pads for mono bosom; velvet ribbon bow at CB; leg of mutton sleeves, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.77Petticoat: long; full; off-white; cotton; yoked waist with skirt; fullness in gathers; starched ruffle at bottom; closes with 3 hooks and eyes , 1890-1899
 
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231890.0.98abBodice and skirt: tan, pink, and green; riffle, ribbon, and velvet cord trim; tan with pink and green floral pattern; tan bow at neck and at CB; leg of mutton sleeves, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.99.aBodice: gray; silk; gray floral print; standing band collar, leg of mutton sleeves, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.99bSkirt: long; full; 3in cuff at hem, 1890-1899
 
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171890.1.6Dress: white; cotton; long, leg of mutton sleeves; lower portion flared ending in a lace netting projection; sleeves heavily decorated of embroidery and narrow vertical tucks; embroidery flounce running from center back across the front and ending at the waistline seam of center front forming a V-shape; center back also has narrow tucks; center back closure of buttons and concealed buttons hooks; high standing embroidered and lace trimmed collar; skirt is gathered, trimmed with horizontal embroidered borders; flounce encircles hem- scalloped and highly embroidered; plain weave; eyes added to go with hooks at hemline in May 2003, 1890-1899
 
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351890.107.102Bodice: white; ruffles; lace; buttons and ties, 1890-1899
 
351890.107.103Corset Cover: white; cotton; pink ribbon; lace trimming; white embroidered flowers, 1890-1899
 
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211890.107.108aBodice: Pink; morning gown; purple trim, 1890-1899
 
211890.107.108bSkirt: pink; morning gown; purple trim; matching skirt, 1890-1899
 
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191890.166.20Wedding Gown: Leg-o-mutton sleeves; Covered in needlepoint lace; Floor length, slight flare from waistline to floor, 1890-1899
 
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1890.166.21aWaistcoat: balloon sleeves, elbow length with flounces; lace collar; pleats in back; lace down front center of bodice; tan with diamonds embroidered, 1890-1899
 
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1890.166.21bSkirt: 2 panels parallel, ruffled around the bottom; Print - diamonds of diamonds embroidered, 1890-1899
 
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51890.169.1aNeckpiece: 3 hook and eye closures; Mesh over cream silk; Patterns of sequins and bits of lace, 1890-1899
 
51890.169.1bShirtwaist: with boning; Long sleeves; Black ribbon ruffles on end of sleeves, shoulders, waistline, and breast area; Breast panel and back of shoulders feature sequin and lace detail; Left breast and shoulder closure; Reinforced underarms, 1890-1899
 
51890.169.1cSkirt: small amount of train and sewn-in rear padding; Hook and eye closure in back; Zig zag ribbon striping; 2 rows of ribbon ruffles at bottom of skirt; Row of velvet on bottom hem, 1890-1899
 
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311890.176.101Bodice: Black bodice with leg-o-mutton sleeve and jeweled neckline and high collar with ruffle, 1890-1899
 
311890.176.103Bodice: Beige and green; medieval inspired bolero; wool lined with glazed cotton; geometric trim; round neckline; full sleeves; tabbed waistline, 1890-1899
 
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231890.176.106aBodice: Peach bodice with lace insert lined with pink glazed cotton. The insert gives the appearance of looseness but actually it's quite fitted. Like most bodice of the decade, the garment closes up the front and has a brown velvet collar with beige lace trim, 1890-1899
 
231890.176.106bSkirt: Peach skirt with brown velvet waistband. The skirt is fitted throughout the waist and has 5 gores, 1890-1899
 
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311890.176.110Bodice: Long-waisted, high-neck bodice with black blading and brown and black embroidery. The jacket has coat sleeves with padded shoulders which creates a puff rising above the shoulders, 1890-1899
 
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341890.176.77Bodice: Black silk satin with light green silk satin trim; boned, with brown cotton lining; Pulled sleeves; Front hook-and-eye closure; fiber: silk, fabric/fabric structure: satin, trim or decoration: green satin bands/ bow at waist, tabs on sleeves, condition or alteration: split down back, 1890-1899
 
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1890.176.84Jacket: Possible costume based on the design of 1890s women's Bolero Jacket. Black wool jacket lined with beige silk, machine-sewn with machine made braid and scalloped trim. The sleeves are full with wide cuffs. The bodice is cut away in front with a straight hem in the back, 1890-1899
 
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1890.176.85Jacket: replica; black; costume; bolero; seascape trim constructed based 1890s design; polyester; machine made; three pleats on bodice; pleated shoulders; straight hem in back; dip in front that is cut away, 1890-1899
 
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1890.176.86Gown: Hand-sewn silk skirt has a gathered, pleated waistline with multiple gores. Black stiffened cotton trim lines the inside bottom of the bell-shaped skirt. The silk, matching bodice is machine-sewn, fastens in the front where there is a center placket and has small vertical pleats on the front and machine-made lace. The bodice is boned and lined with cotton, 1890-1899
 
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1890.176.89Cape: short, circular cape is hand-sewn, lined with glazed cotton, with standing band collar with hooks and eyes. It is wide and short, made to accommodate the bulky sleeves of the era, 1890-1899
 
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1890.176.92Bodice: Black and green, cotton satin bodice with hook and eye front closure. This garment is a combination hand and machine sewn. Distinctive features are the vertical puffs at the top of the sleeves, the high collar, boning (5 bones in back, 1 on each side, and 2 per each side front), and the front overlap, all notable of the 1890s. The sleeves have 4 folds under the sleeve's puffs and a large green bow in front which makes it a unique and beautiful piece, 1890-1899
 
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1890.178.12Bolero: Small bolero jacket with flower design in tattiny, 1890-1899
 
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201890.178.2aPants: Off-white pantaloons with decorative lace trim at the leg openings. Fabric gathered at waist with button closure. Open crotch for functional purposes, 1890-1899
 
201890.178.2bNightgown: Off-white cotton; Ruffles and lace trim at the bottom of the gown. Fabric pleats on back of gown. Decorative lace around the bodice of the gown. Long sleeves with decorative lace at the end of each sleeve, 1890-1899
 
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1890.178.6Cape: Black mourning cape, about 12" in length. Made out of black netting. Black chiffon strips are sewn onto the netting in a symmetrical design, coming together to a point in the center back of the cape, 1890-1899
 
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1890.190.7Cape: mid-calf to floor length black cape. The exterior has floral embroidery. The hem of the skirt is solid black to match the lining. The interior lining is solid black satin and has 2 ribbon ties at the front. The collar of the cape is ruched and has 10 vertical gathers of fabric/ribbon. The collar is alternating strips of embroidered and solid fabric. The collar is 1 strip of material rounded over and stitched together so there is a hole in the center of the collar. There are 2 large black buttons at the neck that have hook and eye closures behind them, 1890-1899
 
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1890.49.60Bodice: Silk, black; Front closures with lace insert, 1890-1899
 
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321890.49.73Blouse: beige cotton; short sleeved in organdy with pleated ruffle around hem, CF, and neck; machine stitched, white pearl buttons, c. 1/8in diameter; dart tucks at CB and shoulder fronts; set-in sleeve has unstitched pleats to control fullness and narrow machine hems; there is a button and thread loop at the underarm seam line of sleeve; front opening with white pearl buttons--4 missing; button holes are machine stitched; narrow darts are used to shape lower part of blouse; waist length slightly longer in front, 1898-1899
 
321890.55.75Bodice: black silk satin bodice, waist 26.5in; worn for mourning; lace and beading to set off the flangs on the front and back of the bodice; same lace trim the standing band collar; CF gathers into cumberbun style waistband; leg of mutton sleeves trimmed with machine embroidery and lace cuffs; all hooks and eyes present; same embroidery and lace insets adorn the back bodice; small ruching of white net finishes the neck; left lace cuff is badly fraying; all buttons intact on right lace cuff; interior of neckline stained; lining excellent condition; stays still covered; silk cracking around front tucks, 1890-1892
 
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11890.55.76aBodice: green silk ribbed weave bodice, 25in waist; in process of being remodeled; basic bodice pieces resemble styles of 1870s, but sleeves 1890s gigot; all trim not present, one sleeve with velvet bands, other sleeve unattached; neckline high V; three narrow boned darts extend upwards to bust, 1890-1899
 
11890.55.76bSleeve: green silk ribbed weave sleeve accompanying bodice; fullness at cap and extends straight to wrist; bodice was in the process of being remodeled, 1890-1899
 
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1890.55.77aDress: blue silk; long sleeves, tucked skirt; bodice has shirring down CF; silk is tucked and fringed on either side of CF panel; sleeves kick up at cap, shirring through upper arm, puffed at elbow, shirred at wrist; waistline seam, upper skirt shirred, around hem skirt is tucked; lace trimmed organdy petticoat lines skirt; lace trims sleeves, neckline, and CF; buttons fasten dress at CB, 1890-1899
 
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1890.55.77bSash: blue with bow; snap and hooks closure; to go with the child's dress, 1890-1899
 
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61890.55.78Veil: black cotton net veil; trimmed with grossgrain ribbon, black; worn over hats during mourning, 1890-1910
 
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91890.55.79Veil: black cotton net veil; trimmed with two narrow black gross grain ribbons; worn over a hat for mourning, 1890-1910
 
91890.55.80Veil: black net veil; large band of black fabric trimming bottom and side edges; worn for mourning, 1890-1910
 
91890.55.81Veil: black silk net veil; trimmed with chantilly lace and top and bottom edges; worn for mourning, 1890-1910
 
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61890.55.82Veil: black silk net and lace veil; chantilly lace at top and bottom edges; worn for mourning, 1890-1910
 
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371890.55.83Reticule: black cotton, lace, and crocheted reticule; black satin lining with black drawstring, 1890-1899
 
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71890.55.84Blouse: white cotton; long sleeves; standing band collar; tucks across front at neck and at back panels; white embroidery on front, collar and sleeve cuffs; lace on sleeves; fabric covered buttons, one missing but fabric still attached to blouse; waist portion below band is missing, 1890-1899
 
71890.6.50Caplet: white cotton caplet, 1890-1910; with eyelet trimmed collar and outer edges; 3in eyelet lace was bleached by donor, 1890-1899
 
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221890.6.51aBodice: off white wool and silk wedding dress bodice; trimmed in lace and gray beads with pearls; leg of mutton sleeves, high standing band collar; lace at wrist, collar, and outlining a jacket lapel effect if fribt bodice; silk ruching effect at front, 1897
 
221890.6.51bSkirt: skirt for wedding dress, off white of wool and silk; six gores lined with stiffeners and backed velvet dust binding; fullness at back, 1897
 
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61890.6.52Fichu: black silk fichu of unbalanced plain weave; riddon ruffles; machine chain stitching, 1890-1910
 
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101890.6.53Scarf: black net head covering/scarf; machine stitched; ruffles of same fabric attached, 1890-1910
 
101890.6.54Caplet: black and medium brown caplet; chenille yarns, ribbon, macrame with beads, 1890-1910
 
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1890.6.63Shoe: off white leather Louis pumps with gold bow on vamp; silver buckle on top; shoes worn with Artau wedding dress, 1890-1899
 
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251890.65.87Scarf: red, white, and green silk piano scarf; 54x54in, with silk fringe; corners of the square are rounded and the edges decorated with 6in of silk crochet work and 13in fringe all around; background is white with red flowers and green stems and leaves embroidered with silk, 1890-1899
 
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1890.72.9Corset: black velvet with brown cotton backing; long, ten wood boning inserts; points in front and back; 1.5in shoulder straps; black lacing in front; some machine stitching, some hand sewn, 1890-1899
 
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371890.72.96Veil: long wedding veil of natural colored netting; adorned with natural colored berries or flowers surrounding forehead; single layer of netting, 1890-1899
 
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1890.72.97Corset: cotton; 5 metal hooks and eyes to fasten up the back, 12 strips of boning all around the corset; lace trim sewn on bottom edges, ruffles at edge of straps with hooks and eye fasteners; criss-crossed lace up the at CF to pull the corset tighter, 1890-1899
 
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171890.79.90Skirt: black; silk sateen; draped bustle; front pleats, fitted waistband with yoke; back bustle; pleated ruffle bottom edging; very heavy, 1890-1899
 
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371890.79.91Muff: black fur muff; black rabbit fur, silk lining, 1896
 
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201890.81.92Nightgown: white nightgown; eyelets around neck, center, and sleeves; slightly yellowed, 1898
 
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1860.138.13Petticoat: cream; eyelet trim, 1863
 
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1890.0.57Parasol: white; carved wooden handle with claw and ball hand grip; double silk lined fabric; lace trim, 1890-1899
 
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1890.0.121abBags: pink; white lace; green cord; fake flowers, 1890-1899
 
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1880.176.179Slip: gray; striped gray flounce at bottom; tie closure at waist, 1880-1889
 
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1890.176.1Cloth: gray; floral embroidery; scalloped edges, 1890-1899
 
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1880.0.23Jacket: black; embriodered cuffs and sleeves; 3 big buttons, 1880-1889
 
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1860.135.20Shirt: black; floral lace trim; decorative buttons along the shoulders; button detail along trim and cuffs, 1860-1869