Centennial ball gown, ca. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves.
Silver Tissue Dress from the Fashion Museum Bath, - The Silver Tissue Dress was worn by Theophilia, daughter of an ancient West Country family, the Harrises of Hayne, who traditionally guarded the passage across the River Tamar from Devon into Cornwall