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Wedding Dress

Description

Green silk taffeta wedding dress; Bodice [A] has high neckline with band; darts; princess seam; self-piping and one box pleat at armseye; natural waist; long sleeves with two bands of scalloped and pinked ruching of green taffeta; Eleven green velvet covered ball buttons and button holes; boned bodice is lined with tan cotton twill; sleeves lined with white cotton; cuffs lined with white silk; Nine hooks around waist of bodice. Skirt [B] has a smooth front with overlapping closure at left; pocket on right seam; tan cotton waistband with seven hooks (to attach to bodice); fully lined with tan cotton cambric; deep ruched hem with three vertical ruched bands at front with bows.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1870
Material
cotton (textile)
silk (textile)
taffeta
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
dresses (garments)
Gown, Wedding
silk (textile)
taffeta
wedding dresses
Accession Number
1963.399AB
GUSN
46867

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