Dress, c. 1840–45. American. Silk. Gift of Mrs. Frederic Beach, 1937.422
Canvaswork bag, c. 1830–50. American. Wool and linen. Collection of Mary D. Doering
Shoes, c. 1830–50. American. Kid leather. Collection of Mary D. Doering
The pointed waistline, pointed bodice decoration, tight sleeves, tight bodice with dropped shoulder line, and full skirt of this silk dress combine to mimic the shape of a Gothic arch.