The University of Texas at Austin
Evening Gown
Identifier: TMC_0081
Title: Evening Gown
Description: Tan silk taffeta evening gown has scoop neckline, fitted bodice and pleated skirt attached at a normal waistline. Skirt back is cartridge-pleated. Machine embroidery decorates 30.5 cm of skirt’s bottom edge. Two 3.8 cm embroidered bands are kept with the dress and possibly detached from the neckline. Dress has pleated cap sleeves that were worn off of the shoulder. Worn by Anna Gibbs McKinney, second wife of Thomas F. McKinney (married in 1842). Dress was bought in New Orleans by Thomas McKinney in 1844.
State: Texas
Country: Republic of Texas; United States
Date: circa 1844
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: [Metric, Rm C 3.3]
Format: Evening dresses (garments)
Size: 124.5 cm L x 40.6 cm W at shoulder x 122 cm W at hem x 26.7 cm waist
Other ID: TMM 169-6
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century