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Girl's dress - ROM2012_12630_27

ROM2012_12630_27

Girl's dress

Medium:Woodblock-printed cotton tabby
Geography: Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA
Date: c. 1832-1835
Dimensions:
52 x 55 cm
Object number: 975.186
Credit Line: Gift of Helena W. Pepall
Not on view
DescriptionFamily history records that the little girl who wore this (b. 1832) died at age 9, and her dress was preserved as a memento mori. The story is inconsistent with the cut of the dress, with a square neckline and corded sleeves, that is in the fashionable style of the mid-1820s. It is possible, however, that the dress was made up in an older style or was hand-me-down.
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