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Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Name-CRT: American
Title: Walking dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1850
Creation End Date: 1870
Creation Date: ca. 1860
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm); (b) L. 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm); (c) L. at center back 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm);(d) L. 25 in. (63.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 69.33.4a-d
Credit Line: Gift of Mary Pierrepont Beckwith, 1969

Military-style decoration was recapitulated in civilian clothing, as seen in the front closure, shoulders, and cuffs of the bodice of this dress, although the actual decoration is here deliberately feminized. What might have been bullion fringe becomes delicate mother-of-pearl spangles.

AMICA ID: MMA_.CI69.33.4a-d
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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