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"Quaker gown and petticoat, ca. 1799; PMA 1971.68.1" quilted skirt

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Quaker Woman's Dress (Open Robe) Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Date: 1799 Medium: Beige silk satin, beige silk plain weave ribbon

1825, America - Quaker's dress - Silk taffeta, silk sleeve lining, and glazed linen inner bodice

Quaker's dress of gray taffeta American, About 1825 USA Dimensions x cm x 32 in.) Medium or Technique Silk taffeta, silk sleeve lining, and glazed linen inner bodice Classification Costumes Accession Number Not on view

Early 19th century American Quaker's dress at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Quaker's dress of greenish-brown taffeta American, Early century USA Dimensions x 73 cm x 28 in.) Measured flat for hanging storage Medium or Technique Silk taffeta, cotton lining, and silk tape Classification Costumes Accession Number

Dress  1760-1780  United States  DeWitt Wallace Museum

Woman's gown, brown ribbed silk Origin: America, Philadephia (possibly) OL: Waist approx: fabric width: 19 Brown silk ribbed tabby (plain) weave; linen lining in bodice and sleeves.

VESTIDO 1770-1780

Caraco and petticoat Place of origin: Coromandel Coast, India (fabric, made) England, Britain (tailored) Date: ca. (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Cotton, painted and dyed Credit Line: Given by Sir Luke Fildes KC

Pennsylvania means "Penn's woods." Quaker William Penn was granted the tract of land by King Charles II of England in 1681 as repayment of debt owed to Penn's father, Admiral William Penn. Originally, Penn suggested Sylvania (woodland) for his land.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, and calling this great state my home, I have always knew that it stood for "Penn's Woods". The interesting thing is that the name has roots from England, and honors the history of America pre-independence.