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Childs antique bittersweet and brown calico dress. 22" C.1880

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The fabric used to make this dress is just the best colors of brown and bittersweet. To add to the beauty the hem was let out to lengthen it and it so good looking it is too bad it doesn't show. The body of the dress looks and feels almost new, the arms on the other hand, are almost worn out. The left arm is so worn it is worn through. The little girl must have had a apron coverall over her dress every time she ever wore it. There are no stains, no holes on the dress itself and yet the arms a plum worn out. When the dress is hanging the arms fall nicely and the dress looks lovely. It is wonderful to see such wear on a little dress. How many times do you suppose the dress was worn, 200 or 300 times or more. It had to have been to get those arms so worn. I love it. 22" long and C.1880