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: 1780
  • Morning Dress, 1780-1795

  • Waistcoat, about 1780-1840

    Maybe an under waistcoat, worn under other waistcoast as it is very plain and there is original piecing at side front, indicating the sides would not have been seen.Inserted panel at side seams.Worn by a member of the Mitchell family of New York State.

  • Child's Dress, 1780-1830

    This dress, which belonged to the Hungerford family of rural New York State and could have been worn by a girl or boy, has features dating from a broad span of years. The bodice is constructed to reflect, in very simple form, a woman's bodice with a faux busk pocket or channel in the center front, which seems more late eighteenth than early nineteenth century. It appears to be a bit later than the collection's other woodblock-printed Mitchell family dress (object no. 35.894.1).

  • Trousers, about 1780-1830

    Expensive heavyweight fabric work pants worn over trousers to protect fine clothing from abrasion during riding.The trousers are a very rare survival.

  • Frock Coat, about 1770-1780

    Exquisite frock coat from about the time of the American Revolution.Silk imported from England.Styling typical of the 1770s, great curved foreparts and heavy cuffed sleeves.Pink brocade and pink taffeta reminds us of the colorful dress of males in the 18th century. The chain stitching (ca. 1860) and newer fabrics indicate that repairs to the coat are later 19th century. The coat was probably used as theater costume in the 19th and 20th centuries.