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Wedding Dress Fragment

Description

Pieces of wedding dress. Indian muslin embroidered in stripes of foliate patterns in white cotton thread. Pieces of pink silk. Underdress/ slip.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1804
Inscriptions
""Originally belonged to/ Betsey Williams, grandmother/ Weld's only sister and sister to/ Uncle Moses Williams./ Aunt Betsey Everett had it/ made-over and wore it to parties over/ the pink silk [tie?], or blue satin."" From larger note: ""The clothing/ belonged to Betsey. The large piece/ of embroidered muslin was a/ piece of her wedding dress, with/ a bit of pink silk from the slip/ worn under it./ She gave them to Gertrude Clark Arnold, who/ gave them to me.""
Material
embroidering
muslin
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
fragments
muslin
Muslin
scrolling foliage
Silk
silk (textile)
Striped
stripes
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's Clothing
Accession Number
1995.79.1B
GUSN
10298

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