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Wedding Dress

Description

White silk taffeta; Bodice (.1a)-- Neckline and cuffs trimmed with pleated tulle; epaulettes with lace cut ruffle and pearl beads; cuffs have 2 self-bands with cream satin piping and lace ruffle; straight waist; boned; lined with tan cambric; waist and cuffs lined with tan silk; large pearl buttons center front with hook and eye at neck and waist. Bodice (.1b)-- Matching bodice; broad, v-shaped drawstring neckline trimmed with pleated and piped taffeta and cream net collar; box pleated cap sleeves trimmed with tulle; white satin ribbon at right shoulders; boned; lined with white cambric; center back has handstitched eyes for laced closure (laces are missing); hook and eye at neck and waist. Skirt (.1d)-- matching skirt; box pleats around waist; packet on right side; full skirt; slight train; hem lined with wide band of very stiff cambric; hooks and eyes at waist. Belt (.1c)-- Matching belt with self-fabric rosette; satin piping around edges; lined with tan silk; canvas or paper interlining for stiffening. Veil (.2a)-- Off white dirty tulle net; rectangular; orange blossom wreath and corsage with green paper leaves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Material
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tulle (meshed textile)
wax
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cambric
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Tulle
tulle (meshed textile)
Wax
wax
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1990.393.1-3
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
GUSN
12595

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