Fringe Friday! 1847 plaid taffeta dress with fringe and tassels! #cw150 #costume

Oh, how I love 40s clothing. How I wish I could wear this color.

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Second-day dress, blue and amber plaid taffeta trimmed with fringe and silk covered buttons with tassels.  Worn by Laura Battle Phillips in Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina after her marriage to Charles Phillips in Chapel Hill, December 8, 1847.  Made in Philadelphia.

Source: Collections of the NC Museum of History, accession number 1923.5.5.  Search our collections here.

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