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Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta 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. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

All w/ original trim & side ribbons: 1 1850s ivory silk drawn bonnet w/ beige velvet & pink cloth roses; 1 white straw w/ brocaded back skirt trimmed w/ lace, cloth flowers around brim; 1 black horsehair w/ straw pinstripe, black lace skirt, pink cloth flowers; very good-excellent.

Evening gown, House of Drécoll, circa 1913. Bodice is of pale pink chiffon and blonde lace over ivory satin. There are tinted, sequined corsages down one side of the skirt and up to the bodice. Pink satin waistband; the sleeves have long, beaded fringes. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.