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Wedding Gown and Veil

Description

A) Ivory-colored silk wedding gown; foundation of rep-weave silk; overskirt and sleeves silk damask weave; bodice and end of 3/4 length sleeves adorned with silk floral lace; bodice corsetted and has 13 hook and eye closures and two snaps on top; skirt with silk, rep-weave pleats and lace trimming and is part of the underskirt; silk lining; B) lace veil.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1885-1886
worn 1923; 1952
Inscriptions
"M MC Murray/ 145 Hancock St./ Cambridgeport Mass." (on twill tape)
"301"
Material
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Places
Cambridgeport (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
United States
Descriptive terms
Gown, Wedding
lace (needlework)
marriage
silk (textile)
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
People and organizations
Flavin, Elizabeth M.
Putnam, Elizabeth Cabot, b. 1836
Accession Number
1998.11AB
Credit Line
Gift of Elizabeth Flavin
GUSN
258040

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