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Wedding Dress

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Two piece wedding dress. Bodice [a] Ivory ribbed silk; broad neckline; sharply pointed waist front and back; piping at neck, armseyes, and waist; short, loose sleeves pleated at shoulders; organdy undersleeve edged in lace; Bertha collar of white net with 6 rows of tulle ruffles (remnants of same treatment on sleeves); center back laced closure, boned darts and seams; fully lined with glazed white linen; botton edge of sleeves faced with white silk. Matching skirt [b]; narrow twill tape waistband; 3 tiers of ruffles appliqued in front above hem; top 2 tiers draped at right; back panel rucked at sides; glazed white linen, drawstring at top in center back waist; fully lined in glazed white linen; twill tape ties inside skirt. Matching belt; lined with crinoline; no fastening. Matching ornament (for belt?); semi-circle of silk, piped all around, black lace ruffle at bottom; lined with crinoline over rectangle of silk, pleated at bottom, lined with linen.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Material
crinolines
glazing (coating)
lace (needlework)
linen (material)
machine-made
net (textile)
organdy
ribbon (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
tin (metal)
tulle (meshed textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Crinoline
crinolines
dresses (garments)
glazing (coating)
Gown, Wedding
Hand Stitched
Lace
lace (needlework)
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Net
net (textile)
organdy
Organdy
Ribbon
ribbon (material)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
People and organizations
Harriet Beckwith Norton
Accession Number
1993.242.1AB
GUSN
11826
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