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Dress: 1841-44, American, cotton.

Dress Date: Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Art Worker's Club, 194

Cotton Dress ca.1840 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

The extravagant silhouette of this day dress with bishop sleeves and pointed boned waist demonstrates the evolution from the nearly amorphous first cotton dresses of the century to the grandest crinoline-supported crystal palaces of the

Afternoon dress, ca. 1843; cotton  Metropolitan Museum of Art C.I.45.68.28; Gift of Art Worker’s Club, 1945  The extensive ruching on the bodice of this dress is similar to the more subdued gathering often used at the center front of both day and evening dresses of the period.  At the same time, the large tucks on the skirt and the light materials look forward to the lingerie dresses of the early twentieth century.

Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Art Worker's Club, 1945 Accession Number:

Dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. (132.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of the New York Historical Society, 1979

1842 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of the New York Historical Society, 1979

1840 American (Massachusetts) Dress at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

America - Woman's dress ensemble with waistband sleeves - Silk satin with warp stripes, cotton and linen lining, cotton plain weave ties, baleen boning, and metal hook and eye closure

1840

1840 Dinner Dress via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.--cinnamon seems to have been a popular color in California, and the ruffled skirt is seen in paintings of Californio day dresses. Most of the trading ships came from Boston.

Evening Ensemble 1845 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Ensemble 1845 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Afternoon dress ca. 1845 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Afternoon dress Date: ca. 1845 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 41 in.

Ball gown, ca. 1842, British

Ball gown Date: ca. 1842 Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 51 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 1984

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