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

ca. 1805-1810

Object ID:
New York, Mount Lebanon

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.

New York Mount Lebanon

New York Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Dress. Accessed on March 3, 2024

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.