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Object Name DRESS
Catalog Number 0985.13.00009
Description Girl dress (for a young teenager) is made from yellow-and-white cotton gingham check and has a gathered waist, double cap sleeves, and a back hook-and-eye closure.
Owned Gooch family
Provenance According to the donor, Susie L. Gooch of Louisa County, Virginia, wore this dress at the age of 13, ca. 1873

However, the dress stylistically dates to the 1840s. It may have been owned by Susie's mother, Mary "Mollie" Evelina Toler Gooch (b. 1834); or Mary's sisters, Martha "Mattie" F. Gooch Vaughan (b. 1837) or Elizabeth "Bettie" Pollard Gooch (b. 1839);
People Gooch family
Subjects girls
Clothing & dress