Quilted skirt

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Titles Quilted skirt
Description Skirt made of tan silk, quilted and embroidered all over with net and lace dust ruffle. Made by Mrs. Jane Gray Swisshelm. The skirt is very similar to the skirt on a wedding gown made for Swisshelm's daughter.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 3/4 inches length
29 inches circumference (waist)
Nomenclature skirt (garment)
Materials silk (textile)
Creation Made by: Swisshelm, Jane Grey
Made in: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Allen, Mary Henrietta Swisshelm
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Politics and government
Women's Suffrage
Suffrage Movement
Clothing. Women's Skirts
Dates Creation: Approximately 1880
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 65.57 (Accession Number)

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