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Admiral Digby Museum

Dress


Accession number: 2009.21.5
Category: Main garment
Object type: Cotton
Date: 1865 – 1890
Measurements: 130 cm L
Narrative: Believed to have been the property of Eva Mcdonald or one of her sisters. Eva was born about 1873 in Plympton, Nova Scotia and married Fred P. Everett
Description: Full length dress with 12 tiny buttons down the back, from the clooar to the wiast and then 12 hook 'n' eye fastens from the waist to the thighs. There is a tiny lace standup collar, small pleats and tiny crotched flowers down the front and back top section; there is a tiny lace waist band; and narrow strips of lace running down the skirt; there are also tiny crotched flowers on the skirt; the bottom of the dress islike a scallop-bottom with a lace ruffle