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Bodice

1925.233 (RS104370)

Description

The bodice is made of a beige iridescent silk taffeta. It has a broad neckline, pleated cap sleeves; boned darts and a peplum waist pointed in the front and the back. The dress is trimmed with fringed beige inching, wax orange blossoms at the shoulders and silk piping at the arm holes and waist. The bodice also has seven silk covered buttons. The lining is of white linen.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1871
Material
linen (material)
machine-made
reeding
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing; Main Garments
Descriptive terms
Bodice
bodices
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
reeding
Ribbed
Silk
silk (textile)
Silk Taffeta
stitching
taffeta
Wedding
weddings
Women's clothing
People and organizations
Fairbrother, Harriet E. May
Accession Number
1925.233
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Hannah May Burrough
GUSN
30572

Comments

Fairbrother #

AvatarPosted by Ellen Linn on June 30, 2015
Harriet Fairbrother Burroughs was the sister of my Great Great Grandfather, Henry Lewis Fairbrother, and this bodice was worn at the wedding of my Great Great Great Grandmother, Harriet Elizabeth May Fairbrother- Henry Lewis Fairbrother owned the Fairbrother Belting Factory in Pawtucket RI- It's so exciting for me to look on this site and see these pictures and things that belonged to my ancestors, makes them very real- many thanks for doing this, and please do more, I would love to see it!

I almost forgot! #

AvatarPosted by Ellen Linn on June 30, 2015
Hannah May Burrough was the daughter of Harriet Fairbrother Burrough- so she was the cousin of my Great grandmother, Eleanor Fairbrother Mann- Many thanks, Ellen Linn