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Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum

Dress Date: 1868 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm) (b) Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm) (c) Length at CB: 41 in. (104.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William R. Witherell, 1953 Accession Number: C.I.53.72.1a–c

Tan silk walking dress with black lace trim (back), American, 1870-75. This is a nice example of an early 1870s bustle day dress worn for promenading and visiting.