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(and other information from the original registered description): Muslin embroidered with white cotton in chain stitch. It has a high waist, short sleeves and it fastens at the back. Vertical pattern, closely repeated, of slender wavy stems bearing pointed leaves and small flowers. Worn by the donor's aunt, Miss Elizabeth Ford, about 1813.
Height 2ft 9 in, Width with sleeves 25 in.
Given by Miss Emily Ford, Adel Willows, nr Leeds; RF 1925/ 4519
Condition; slightly stained, worn and repaired
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Girls white muslin dress embroidered in white tambourwork with a slit in the skirt to access a tie-on pocket; English, about 1813
Europeana Fashion Project
Museum of Childhood