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Dress

Description

Sally Adams Hollingsworth wore this embroidered silk dress in 1789 when she and her husband Samuel traveled to New York City and attended a ball honoring George Washington’s presidential inauguration. In 1814, Sally received the honor of being listed among other patriotic ladies of Baltimore for donating old linen and food to the city hospital in anticipation of an attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812. The original quilted silk petticoat is also in the collection, but was transformed into a cape in the 1920s by a descendant.

Creator

unknown

Date

1789

Materials

Silk, taffeta

Resource ID

186

Credit Line

The Anne Cheston Murray Collection from Ivy Neck, Cumberstone, Maryland

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.