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Dress

Date:
ca. 1837
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1937
Accession Number:
37.192
Not on view
During the nineteenth century, women's periodicals specified the types of dress appropriate for the variety of evening activities. In 1832, The Ladies' Cabinet alerted its readers, "Moiré is coming much into favour for dinners of ceremony or evening parties." The modest neckline, long sleeves, and subtle moiré textile suggest that this is a dinner or evening party dress.
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