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Black two piece dress with lace

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Identifier

VC20200008

Title

Black two piece dress with lace

Description

Black silk bodice and skirt with wool trim and lace with embroidery on bodice. The lace is tan with pink and green embroidery, and sections of it are underlaid with light green silk. The bodice has rows of pintucks and the center front has a section of embroidered net. The skirt has three tiers and a ruffle inside the hem. There are three different selvedges on the black fabrics, so possibly three different faberics, but very well matched.

Date

1900

Subject

Clothing and Dress.

Extent

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Medium

silk
wool
boning
lace

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

North America

Temporal Coverage

1900s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC20200008

Cataloguer with Date

Shanti Fowler-Puja 2020-02-06

Color Main

black

Color Secondary

tan
green
pink

Technique

machine sewing
hand sewing
embroidering
lace making

Structure Silhouette

a-line

Closure Placement

center back closure
neck closure

Collar

band collar

Structure Sleeves

puff sleeve

Sleeve Length

three quarter sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Skirt

a-line skirt

Structure Hem

floor length

Dimensions Chest

36

Dimensions Waist

24

Dimensions CF Length

40
18.5

Dimensions CB Length

18.5
44.5

Hem Circumference

128

Underarm to Waist

9.25

Dimensions Other

18 (sleeve length)

Dimensions All

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Donor

Maine Maritime Museum

Date Earliest

1900

Gender

womenswear

Classification

clothing

Condition Term

very good

Condition

There is a stain on the front of the skirt. The inside of the bodice has been altered and the fabric is tearing. The fabric has worn away at the ends of some of the boning. The pink and green embroidery and fabric is significantly faded, and the green silk has tears. Overall in good condition.

Storage Location

I5

Repository

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

Work Type

dress
dress
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