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Printed cotton pelisse, American, ca. 1815. This dress presents a lively and engaging textile with its overall small prints. This style of print was in high demand in the teens and although it could have been made in New England by this time, it was probably imported from England, which shipped large quantities throughout the period.
Dress Date: 1810–15 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. (132.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Helen S. Gulick, 1999 Accession Number: 1999.224
C. 1810-1815. It looks as though the undersleeves could be removed for a ball gown. With the lace at the edge of the cap sleeve, it gives it an Italian Renaissance look!