Shaker Museum

Dress

Red wool dress inscribed "MB" and "1748", Mount Lebanon, NY

ca. 1805-1810

Object ID
1981.19330.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Shaker
Description

Handwoven red (madder?) wool, twill. Straight style, high waist only 4 1/2" from armscye. Button front, five horn buttons on dress skirt, pin to close at bodice. Hand sewn. Wool lining at bodice, cotton lining in sleeves. Linings: dark brown plain weave at back, brown and white striped wool, twilled on bodice. Tan cotton plain weave duck in sleeves, blue and white striped cotton at cuffs.

Dimensions

51 in. (129.5 cm)

Inscriptions

MB / 1748

Inscription method: cross-stitched

Inscription location: inside

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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