Object Record

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Collection Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection
Donor Bowman, Flora Hoover
Catalog Number 89.5.001
Date circa 1909
Description Ivory, light-weight, semisheer cotton dress. Small vertical pintucks on bodice front, bodice back, waistband and neck and yoke. Curved to waist narrow lace insertion on front. Curved to waist rows starting at arms. Lace insertion at top and bottom of waistband. Lace trim on sleeves and all around neckline. Small functional shell buttons down bodice back, continuing into the back of the skirt beyond waistband. Bodice gathered into waistband. One tuck on each sleeve. Sleeves 3/4 length. Skirt gored. Small tucks from waist all around fading 5 1/2 to 8 inches into the skirt length. Two sets of three rows of horizontal tucks around bottom of skirt. 3 inch hem.
Worn by Flora Hoover Bowman at her 1909 graduation from Bridgewater College (Bridgewater,Va.)
Material Cotton, Shell
Used Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.)
Dimensions H-0.016 W-49.5 L-50.5 inches