Date: about 1860
Catalog #: 1995.0058.002 Accession #: 1995.0058
Credit: Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 63" H x 36" W x 36" D
Printed cotton with heavily patching.
With Southern ports being blockaded by the Union, the supply line of goods was cut. This prevented new materials from being imported from Europe, such as fabric. Clothing was patched and altered to extend its usefulness. A woman performing nursing tasks would have chosen her least ornate frock and done away with hoops or layers of petticoats.
Country: United States
War: Civil War