- Item 105483 - Juliet sleeve silk crepe gown, Eastport, ca. 1825
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 105483
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The fashionable Juliet sleeves on this mid-1820s green crepe dress are long and straight, with double puffs at the shoulders. The style is representative of a heightened interest in sleeve details during the period. The trim fabric was likely imported, and is remarkably intact.Show Details
The fabric is a dark green diamond patterned silk crepe. The dress is lined with brown and natural-colored cotton fabric. The boned, cotton bodice is reinforced with a strip of linen.
The garment is associated with the Leavitt family of Eastport, likely worn by Harriet Lamphrey Leavitt (d.1840), who married into the family in 1824.