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early 20th-late 20th century
Original Owner:Possibly originally owned by Eaton family , American
Original Owner:Possibly originally owned by Holcombe family , American
Retailer:Sold by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Cotton, silk
Dress (circumference x length from shoulder to hem): 74 x 41in. (188 x 104.1cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Seth P. Holcombe, Harold G. Holcombe, Jr., and Shepherd M. Holcombe
Description: Woman's peasant-style dress of pale yellow cotton voile, colorfully embroidered in cross stitch with flowers around the center front opening and at the top of each sleeve. The waistline, which is dropped, is smocked with the same embroidery threads, which are variegated-color plied silk. The wrists of the long sleeves are also smocked. The round neckline is closely gathered into a self-fabric binding, which is covered with blanket-stitched green embroidery. The raglan sleeve seams, side seams, and underarm sleeve seams are covered with green embroidery in a slanted stitch. The center front opening extends 5 inches and closes with green cord ties at the top. The skirt is knee length. A woven tape label is stitched to the back of the neck: "Sport Shop / G. Fox & Co. / INC / HARTFORD." Woven tape label, red on white stitched on the hem: "MADE IN HUNGARY / ENTIRELY HAND MADE / GUARANTEED FAST COLORS."
Object Number: 1981.16.4
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