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Dress

Date:
ca. 1885
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Ester Kachline and Muriel Purshall, 1960
Accession Number:
2009.300.2489a, b
Not on view
Incorporating the high-style elements and silhouette, this dress is a 'tour de force' of elaborate dressmaking of the 1880s. It was common for children's clothing to have hints of the stylish bustle of the 1880s without the full-blown aspect of the silhouette.
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