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Explore ~ Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing ~ Colonial Williamsburg's Museum Collection Online Exhibit

Explore ~ Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing ~ Colonial Williamsburg's Museum Collection Online Exhibit

Gown, remade 1780-1800; British textile, Worsted damask, bodice lined with linen, reproduction kerchief and petticoat    "A widow may have worn this black worsted gown. Alterations and numerous mended holes are evidence that the garment saw many years of use. Typical of most elaborately patterned worsted textiles, this fabric measures only 17 inches between the selvages." © 2013 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Gown, remade 1780-1800; British textile, Worsted damask, bodice lined with linen, reproduction kerchief and petticoat "A widow may have worn this black worsted gown. Alterations and numerous mended holes are evidence that the garment saw many years of use. Typical of most elaborately patterned worsted textiles, this fabric measures only 17 inches between the selvages." © 2013 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Fan, possibly for mourning  ca. 1760  Origin: England  OL: 11 1/2" 11 1/2 x 19 1/4" open  Paper with cutwork and watercolor (grisaille), black lacquered wood, bone guards.  Museum Purchase  Acc. No. 1992-36  Colonial Williamsburg Collection

Fan, possibly for mourning ca. 1760 Origin: England OL: 11 1/2" 11 1/2 x 19 1/4" open Paper with cutwork and watercolor (grisaille), black lacquered wood, bone guards. Museum Purchase Acc. No. 1992-36 Colonial Williamsburg Collection

Elsie Palmer, 1888 (John Singer Sargent) (1856-1925)    Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Elsie Palmer, 1888 (John Singer Sargent) (1856-1925) Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

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