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Object Name Dress
Date 1895 ca
Description One-piece child's dress, pale green pleated silk and velvet, ca. 1895. The dress has a lined, high-waisted bodice with center back opening, and was made by B. Altman Co., New York. The pale green silk crepe bodice is trimmed with a matching silk satin ribbon sash at the waist and ribbon bows at the center back, center front, and left shoulder. A wide needle lace bertha collar is stitched to the rounded neckline, extending over the very full, short contrasting velveteen sleeves. The pale green knife-pleated silk crepe skirt is cut straight and tightly gathered to the bodice. Dress: chest is 27" around; shoulder to hem is 37-inches.

This dress was Marjorie Van Wickle's, from childhood. She can be seen wearing the dress in photo titled, Augustus Van Wickle and his daughter Marjorie, 1895.


Associated with Van Wickle, Augustus Stout
Marjorie Randolph Van Wickle Lyon
Material Silk/Velvet
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.0264
Search Terms child
children
childhood
Dress
Day
Afternoon