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Child's Ensemble

Description: Child's dress ensemble of tan cotton with green and red/orange floral print consisting of: A) Skirt. Full length; pleated. One-inch waistband of muslin. Right side slit pocket. Center back opening; closures missing. Bottom of inside hem lined in brown glazed cotton; balance of skirt unlined. B) Bodice. Fitted with wide neckline; dropped shoulders. Neckline is trimmed with double row of fluted fabric of self. Short, puffed sleeves with caps trimmed with fluted fabric of same. V-shaped pleats in front. Center back opening closes with 9 hook & eyes. Lined in muslin. C) Fichu. Triangular panels of decreasing size applied to look like pleats. Four-inch epaulets of same with self-covered buttons at ends. Seven self-covered buttons down center back seam with evidence of three missing buttons. Lined in brown glazed cotton.
Date: 1830/1835
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mitts

Description: Mitts (fingerless gloves) of black lace; elbow length.
Date: 1830/1839
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Printed vest

Description: Waistcoat of beige floral printed cotton with shawl collar and gilt buttons. Welt pockets at sides. Backed in cotton muslin.
Date: 1830/1850
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sunbonnet

Description: Sunbonnet of tan and blue braided straw. The hat has a wired brim and a grayish-white silk lining. It is trimmed in tan silk ribbon, and the bavolet, or back panel which shades the neck, is composed of brown, brick red, tan and blue striped cotton fabric. The ties are of brown silk taffeta and are attached to lower edge of brim with a herringbone stitch. The TFC thanks Rebecca Jumper Matheson for her research on this object.
Date: 1830/1839
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tortoise shell fan

Description: Folding fan with tortoise-shell frame. Sticks and loop of tortoise shell; possibly for brisé style fan; missing leaf or ribbon. Measurements: 39 cm extended; guard 21 cm long x 3 cm wide
Date: 1830/1839
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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