Red Cotton Transfer Print Dress with Miss Piper Apron

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3" shoulder width. 8" waist. 11" overall length. The tightly-woven red cotton fabric is transfer-printed with abstract design and features a fitted bodice,full sleeves and gathered skirt. There is lace trim at the neckline and cuffs,and a muslin apron with the ink-script poem "My name is Miss Piper/ I'm not a pen wiper/ But from your shoes/The buttons you lose/Then just come to me/And directly you'll see/With what great delight/I'll sew them on tight". Circa 1865.
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