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Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Girl's Dress c. 1830 Medium: White cotton plain weave, lace

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Girl's Dress c. 1830 Medium: White cotton plain weave, lace

The huge gigot sleeves on this vibrant polychrome roller printed cotton child's dress date it squarely in the romantic era, mid 1830s, when sleeves were at their fullest.

The huge gigot sleeves on this vibrant polychrome roller printed cotton child's dress date it squarely in the romantic era, mid 1830s, when sleeves were at their fullest.

2012-08-25 KSMF -  Child's dress of blue taffeta and white fringe, circa 1860.

2012-08-25 KSMF - Child's dress of blue taffeta and white fringe, circa 1860.

1780s American Child's dress at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - Although small boys and girls were both put in dresses, if I had to venture a guess, I would say that this outfit was intended for a girl.  The tabs around the waist are reminiscent of the flaring that appears at the foot of a caraco jacket; and the lacing down the front appears to be an attempt to create a false stomacher, a characteristic of many 18th century one-piece girl's dresses.

1780s American Child's dress at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia - Although small boys and girls were both put in dresses, if I had to venture a guess, I would say that this outfit was intended for a girl. The tabs around the waist are reminiscent of the flaring that appears at the foot of a caraco jacket; and the lacing down the front appears to be an attempt to create a false stomacher, a characteristic of many 18th century one-piece girl's dresses.

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