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Object Name DRESS
Catalog Number 0985.13.01082
Date ca. 1860
Description Child dress of white plain weave cotton calico with blue printed spools and layered sleeves with lace at each layer. Gathered V applied to center front of bodice with smocking stitches. Self corded pointed waist. 2 wide flat pleats around hem.The back of the dress has eight hooks and eye closures. The muslin lining is marked with various stampings (flour sack?) . Attached label: "80 years old, 1940".
Dimensions H-30 inches
Owned Gooch family
Provenance Child's dress belonging to the Gooch family of Louisa County, Virginia. It probably originally belonged to Mary Evelina Toler Gooch (b. 1834); or her sisters, Martha "Mattie" F. Gooch Vaughan (b. 1837) or Elizabeth "Bettie" Pollard Gooch (b. 1839); or Mary's daughter, Susie Lightfoot Gooch (b. 1860).
People Gooch family
Subjects girls
children
Clothing & dress