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Girl's Dress
1876-78

An outfit to celebrate a baby's--and the nation's--birthday
In 1876, a traveling grain salesman from Clear Lakes, Iowa named Henry Clay Fletcher purchased the fabric that was made into this dress for his newborn daughter, Nellie. The brown-and-white printed cotton features a print design of American flags and stars commemorating the nation's centennial year.

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· U.S. Centennial Exhibition

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