Silk taffeta dress, 1860s. IMATEX, register number 11452. Closure has three decorative black velvet buttons trimmed with blue silk. The waist of the skirt is gathered all the way around the waist of the bodice.
Dress Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) Length at CB: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L. Crowley Bequests, 1981 Accession Number: 1981.49.4a, b