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Dress, Canvaswork bag, and Shoes

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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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.

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  • Title: Dress, Canvaswork bag, and Shoes
  • Type: Costume

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