Day dress ensemble: 19th century
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Purple silk and cotton two piece dress with matching cape. Purple corded silk and cotton mixture wide skirt constructed in panels fitting onto a narrow waistband of satin ribbon and fastening with hooks and eyes. Purple corded silk and cotton mixture cape constructed in panels with separate sleeve sections. The dress has a small stand-up collar, trimmed lavishly with black ruffled lace and on the back panels with black sequins and beadwork designs.
1898 AD - 1902 AD