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Year Donated


Item Description

Color: Grey blue, beige, multicolored flowers

Material: Silk Taffeta

Fabric Construction: Fabric is probably from early to mid nineteenth century since bodice was remade from earlier shirt. No sign of weighting damage.

Neckline: High, overlaps in front

Waist: Boned and fitted, 3 inch tabs at waistline

Sleeve: Balloon sleeves

Closure: Hooks and eyes

Condition of Object: Some staining under arm and on sleeve but otherwise excellent.

Repairs: 1/26/90- Restitched collar on after having removed previous stitching done in white and grey thread. Repaired tears in both sleeves. Moved 2 eyes at the bottom of bodice to correct closure. All repairs done in blue silk thread.

Historical Significance: Owned by donor's mother. Fabric may have come from China via dipper ship as original owner's husband was a sea captain.

Estimated Time Period


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