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Blue and White Striped Bodice

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2012065

Title

Blue and White Striped Bodice

Description

Cream and blue striped silk voile bodice (a) with matching cream and blue fichu (b), lace details, cotton or lawn lining, metal and boning; band collar neckline; fitted torso with natural waist and two back pleats; two piece sleeve with seams at top and bottom; green (once blue) taffeta at top sleeve, cuff, and arms-eye; lace detail at top arm seam and arms-eye; seven bones; seven hook-and-eye closures center front; two hook-and-eye at front waist; eight large missing buttons at center front; fichu (b) has ribbon border and black velvet alteration.

Date

1872

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

26 inches (chest), 19 inches (waist), 15 inches (center front length), 15 inches (center back length), other measurements: 21 inches (sleeve length)

Medium

boning
cotton
lace
lawn
metal
silk
taffeta
velvet
voile

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1870s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Provenance

Worn by Emily McHuaine DuBois Mackay

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2012055

Cataloguer with Date

Ruby Pierce & Quinn Milton 2/12/14

Color Main

cream

Color Secondary

blue

Technique

hand sewing

Closure Type

buttons

Closure Placement

center front closure

Collar

band collar

Structure Sleeves

two piece tailored sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Chest

26

Dimensions Waist

19

Dimensions CF Length

15

Dimensions CB Length

15

Dimensions Other

21 inches (sleeve length)

Dimensions All

26 inches (chest), 19 inches (waist), 15 inches (center front length), 15 inches (center back length), other measurements: 21 inches (sleeve length)

Label

"This white blouse was part of wedding dress of E.D. Mackay in 1872 '“ the blue and white was part of her trousseau"

Wearer

Emily McHuaine DuBois Mackay

Date Earliest

1872

Date Latest

1872

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Tops

Condition Term

fair

Condition

Small tears under right armpit and in one boning case in the lining. Brown stains all over bodice and sleeves. The trim has been severely discolored, from light blue to green. All of the buttons at the center back are missing. The whole garment is yellowing and fading. It is fragile and brittle. The fichu has been altered with an addition of black velvet at the neck.

Treatment

None.

Storage Location

S4

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

bodice
fichu

Pattern

stripes
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