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Dress

Date:
ca. 1885
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Kate Macon Hoffmaster, 1946
Accession Number:
2009.300.3049a, b
Not on view
This is an elaborate evening dress made for a child. It is unusual to see a fully boned and fitted bodice made in this small of a size, possibly for a six to eight year old. It is very possible that the fabric of this dress may have come from a women's dress for a special party.
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