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Dress

Description

Silk brocade dress, first worn by Elizabeth Woodrop Davey (1726–1782) and later worn by Catherine Davey McKim (1766–1860). Women routinely restyled old-fashioned garments. When originally constructed in the 1740s, this silk brocade dress’s bodice accommodated for the display of a stomacher, a removable decorative panel. Catherine Davey McKim, who owned this dress during its last configuration, most noticeably updated the dress in the 1780s by converting the bodice into one that completely closed once stomachers became outmoded.

Creator

unknown

Date

1780-1785

Materials

Silk

Resource ID

202

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine S. Montell

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.