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Child's cotton gingham dress, American, late 1840s-early 1850s.

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1840's Children fan front dress.

Girl's roller-printed calico dress, American, ca. 1845. With its sleeve style, pointed bodice, small bustle and boning, this dress emulates, in simpler form and fabric, adult women's fashion of the time. It is a fine example of ca. 1840 roller-printed calico, with stripes and flower motifs in two-colors - inexpensive and simple. This is the only girl's dress in the collection in which the whalebone stiffening in the center front remains intact.

This is a very high-styled, hand-sewn infant's dress mimicking the fashionable 1840s V-shaped gather bodice configuration from center front shirring. It is finely finished in all aspects including the well-sewn integral lining, the self ruffles with binding at the edges, and the fine piping around the neck. The lightweight sheer wool of the dress is known as albatross, so named because it is soft as the underbelly of the albatross.

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1850-1859 girl's cotton dress, American.

Girl’s Dress 1865-1870 The Los Angeles County Museum of...