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dress 1956.6

Object Name: dress

Date: 1795-1800

Accession Number: 1956.6
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • linen
Support
 
Technique
  • printed
Description

Cotton printed with floral sprays in red, blue, black and ochre.
Bodice lined in white linen except CB, lined with white cotton. Lining extending at side fronts to form cross-over flaps. Short sleeves. Top edge gathered with drawstring and with buttons each side to fasten to shoulder. Drawstring at waist each side to tie CB.
Given to Nellie Wyld about 1895 by a farmer's wife in Dorset, whose grandmother, a servant, it belonged to.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 147.3 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 30
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 81.3
Depth:

Type: Curcumference at hem
Height:
Width: 254
Depth: