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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

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

So it's a historical garment... but I'm quite certain I'd wear the hell out of that and frequently!

So it's a historical garment... but I'm quite certain I'd wear the hell out of that and frequently!

I don't usually re-pin without more information such as source and at least a more accurate date. But I really like this one. 1870s?

I don't usually re-pin without more information such as source and at least a more accurate date. But I really like this one. 1870s?

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