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Catalog Number 1983.032.126
Object Name Dress
Collection Colonial Dames (Messer)
Date 1906
Description white linen dress; inset panels of cut work and needle lace as well as embroidered white roses on skirt; short sailor collar of lace; 3/4 sleeves; each sleeve has lace insert and ends with a thinner fabric that is pleated, tucked and trimmed with lace; waist is inset with yellow, white and gray braid; lace panel hangs free down the back from waist; 16 covered crocheted buttons down the front; lace-edged front placket has 28 small pearl buttons; placket hides hook and eye closure. >>>Had been numbered 1998.100.217; changed when correct record found.
Dimensions W-12.25 L-58.875 inches
Material Linen, metal
Provenance Note from donor's mother found in attic of Alexander home in Pine Bluff, AR:
Trousseau of Mrs. Samuel Caldwell Alexander (nee Bennie Elizabeth Green).
Donor: Mary Alexander Messer
People Messer, Mary
Alexander, Bennie
Green, Matilda
Search Terms Dress
Category Textiles Daywear Outerwear