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Colchester Historeum

Dress, Evening


Accession number: 2015.161.1
Category: Main garment
Object type: Ladies
Date: 1890
Materials: Sheer cotton, lace, wool trim
Measurements: 139 cm L x 43 cm WSleeves: 46cm
Description: Long black evening dress with a high collar, long sleeves. Brown wool embroidery design down the front and arms. Embroidered floral insert just below the neckline on collar. Stand up (high) collar has beige lacetrim. Sheer black cotton, narrow panels of black lace (floral) down front, around waist, down arms.
History of Use: This handmade dress was likely mady by Acadians from the Miramichi area. It belonged to Edith Whalen's maternal grandparents.