Collections Online : mnhs.org - Two-piece claret-colored velvet and taffeta reception gown with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand and machine sewn. Made by dressmaker, Miss Jane E. Turner, New York for Mary LeDuc, September, 1877. Worn by Mrs. LeDuc at a White House reception with Mrs. Hayes, October 1877.
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