Overdress Date: ca. 1800–1810 Media: Sheer Cotton; Wool Embroidery Country: France Accession Number: 70.24.1 Overdress of natural sheer cotton with polychromatic wool embroidery: very narrow bodice (2.5"); straight drawstring neckline closure at center front; narrow band of embroidery along neckline and shoulder; evidence that sleeves may have been removed from band at shoulder; center front opening skirt gathered into empire line waistband; narrow band of embroidery along sloped skirt hem.

Overdress Date: ca. 1800–1810 Media: Sheer Cotton; Wool Embroidery Country: France Accession Number: 70.24.1 Overdress of natural sheer cotton with polychromatic wool embroidery: very narrow bodice (2.5"); straight drawstring neckline closure at center front; narrow band of embroidery along neckline and shoulder; evidence that sleeves may have been removed from band at shoulder; center front opening skirt gathered into empire line waistband; narrow band of embroidery along sloped skirt hem.

Corsets with fan lacing; also known as camp corsets were made so that it was possible for women to put on their corsets without the help of a maid.

Corsets with fan lacing; also known as camp corsets were made so that it was possible for women to put on their corsets without the help of a maid.

Shirt, Buffalo Girl Vivienne Westwood (British) ca. 1982 cotton, metal

Shirt, Buffalo Girl Vivienne Westwood (British) ca. 1982 cotton, metal

Nightcap for a girl, a hairnet with pouches to set the hair in curls. 1800-1850

Nightcap

Nightcap for a girl, a hairnet with pouches to set the hair in curls. 1800-1850

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