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Orra White's Gown

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This gown, with its high waist and narrow skirt, is typical of those worn during the Regency Period (1811-1820), when it was fashionable to copy the clothing seen on female Greek or Roman statues. Orra White Hitchcock wore this gown as a young woman, perhaps when she taught at Deerfield Academy.

wool and silk
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Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association/Memorial Hall Museum