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Reception gown, Josephine H. Egan, New York, ca. 1875. Silk. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

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Stunning Gown! Dress, 1887,American, silk, Label: White Howard Co., 25 W. 16th St., New York.

This very early sportswear sweater combines the aesthetics of fashionable dress through its large gigot sleeves and overall silhouette with the informal sportiness inherent in any knit fabric. Casual wear, such as this, is rare in museum collections because of the nature of its use and the intrinsic value people placed on more formal attire

This is an American-made dress for a 50th wedding anniversary. The style evokes 18th century and would have been appreciated for its beautiful embroidery and lace trim. <br/><br/>The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses