Dress, Once Owned by Author and Illustrator Tasha Tudor

Summary

By the 1830s, factories in New England were able to produce a staggering 120 million yards of printed cotton textiles each year. People eagerly purchased these fabrics for dress goods, shirting, and home furnishings. This dress was later owned by children’s author and illustrator, Tasha Tudor, who lived a lifestyle reminiscent of the 1830s on her New Hampshire farm. Tudor used her collection of antique clothing as inspiration for her artwork.

By the 1830s, factories in New England were able to produce a staggering 120 million yards of printed cotton textiles each year. People eagerly purchased these fabrics for dress goods, shirting, and home furnishings. This dress was later owned by children’s author and illustrator, Tasha Tudor, who lived a lifestyle reminiscent of the 1830s on her New Hampshire farm. Tudor used her collection of antique clothing as inspiration for her artwork.

Artifact

Dress (Garment)

Date Made

circa 1835

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.67.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Purchased with funds from the Eleanor B. Safford Memorial Textile Fund.

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Muslin

Technique

Textile printing

Color

Brown
Ivory (Color)
Red
Turquoise (Color)

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