Dress, 1837-1840 (left)

Child's Dress, 1830s (right)

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Dress, 1837-1840 (left)
Golden brown brocaded silk

This dress was worn by Anna P. Reynolds.

Accession Number: CLF15AB - Click To Request Information.

Child's Dress, 1830s (right)
Brown printed cotton

While children’s clothing mimicked adult clothing to a degree, such as the sleeve treatment of these two dresses, it was also becoming a category unto itself. This child’s brown cotton dress sports a sweet peplum at the back waist defined with two matching buttons.

Accession Number: 1990.1288 - Click To Request Information.



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