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Black Taffeta Day Dress

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2001080

Title

Black Taffeta Day Dress

Description

Silk, cotton, metal, wool; crinoline dress; black silk taffeta bodice, six waist darts at front, princess seams at back; crew neckline; two-piece sleeves with black cotton lace and buttons along center front; metal hook and eye closures at center front of bodice; black silk taffeta full length crinoline skirt with cartridge pleats at front and center back; metal hook and eye closure at center front; green wool binding on edge of hem; fully lined; black silk taffeta, natural polished cotton, brass hooks and eyes, dark green hem band, black lace (cotton? synthetic?), black glass beads fitted bodice; full skirt fitted bodice, princess seem in front, two waist darts per side in back; two piece sleeves, curved, dropped shoulder, lace and beads at cuff which extends up at seem past wrist; covered non functional buttons at center back, interior hooks and eyes; full skirt, cartridge pleats on front; slit where skirt meets at back and hook and eye; narrow black piping at waist band, shoulder, and neck; polished cotton lining

Date

1850-1870

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

40 inches (chest), 29.5 inches (waist), 54.5 inches (center front length), 49.25 inches (center back length), other measurements: 23 inches (sleeve length)

Medium

cotton
glass
metal
silk
wool

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1850s
1860s

Rights

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

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

VC2001080

Cataloguer with Date

Boesche, Starr 03/03/2010; Emily Goddard and Bailey Strauss, 3/24/14

Color Main

black

Technique

darts

Structure Silhouette

hoopskirt

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center front closure

Structure Neckline

crew

Structure Sleeves

two piece tailored sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Skirt

bell skirt

Structure Hem

floor length

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Chest

40

Dimensions Waist

29.5

Dimensions CF Length

54.5

Dimensions CB Length

49.25

Dimensions Other

23 inches (sleeve length)

Dimensions All

40 inches (chest), 29.5 inches (waist), 54.5 inches (center front length), 49.25 inches (center back length), other measurements: 23 inches (sleeve length)

Date Earliest

1850

Date Latest

1869

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Function

day wear

Condition Term

good

Condition

Taken out at side seam; small tear in left sleeve; loose at neckline; small tear at center front of skirt; hook at center front waist re-sewn; taken out at shoulder seam; missing two hooks at center front; yellow spots on skirt lining

Mannequin

size 11 1968

Storage Location

F5

Repository

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

Work Type

dress
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