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Girl's Dress
1965
Original Owner:Originally owned by Elizabeth Blakelock
Clothing Maker:Made by Unknown
Retailer:Sold by B. Altman and Company
Machine-stitched cotton/polyester, with synthetic machine-made lace, elastic, and plastic buttons
Primary Dimensions (length x width across bottom): 16 1/4 x 27in. (41.3 x 68.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Elizabeth Blakelock
Description: Small girl's red dress with a yoke effect created by smocking stitched in white thread. The dress has a white Peter Pan collar edged with a narrow, machine-made lace and short, puffed sleeves gathered on a strip of elastic around the opening. White lace edges the ruffled sleeve openings. The center back opening extends four inches and fastens with two white plastic buttons. The dress has no defined waistline. The hem has been let down 2 1/2 inches, as indicated by the faded line of the original hem.
Object Number: 1996.154.4
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