- Item 105309 - Phebe Cole Townsend's 'electric' blue dress, Alexander, ca. 1863
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 105309
- 3178px x 5127px - 10.6"w x 17.1"h @ 300dpi | Need a larger size?
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Phebe Cole Townsend of Alexander owned this dress as a young women, prior to her death at only 18 years-old in 1865.Show Details
The vivid blue color of this silk taffeta dress was likely the product of the emerging chemical dye industry. Other features of the dress include a pointed waist bodice with long trumpet sleeves, edged with black Cluny lace and jet glass beadwork.