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
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
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
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
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.