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Lace Bertha from Wedding Ensemble

Description

White lace bertha, with a floral and foliate pattern or design. Worn by Lucy Maria Tappan at her wedding to Henry Chandler Bowen on June 6, 1844.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. middle 19th century
Worn by Lucy Maria Tappan at her wedding to Henry Chandler Bowen on June 6, 1844.
Inscriptions
"Lucy Maria Tappan Bowen's / lace bertha, worn in her portrait." (handwritten)
"Wedding Lace / L.M.B." (handwritten)
Material
lace (needlework)
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Places
Probably United States
Descriptive terms
berthas
Collar
lace (needlework)
Accession Number
2002.29.17
Credit Line
Gift of Katharine Richardson
GUSN
247058

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