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Dress
Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Dress

Date: about 1860
Credit: Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 63" H x 48" W x 48" D

Physical Description

2 pieces of gray, maroon, and white brocaded silk. Made in Paris.

General History

This type of fashionable and expensive garment would have allowed a woman spying for the Confederacy access to proper social events.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: Civil War
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