Wedding Dress Fragment

GUSN

GUSN-10297

Description

Pieces of wedding dress. Indian muslin embroidered in stripes of foliate patterns in white cotton thread. Pieces of pink silk. Underdress/ slip.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
fragments
dresses (garments)
embroidering
muslin
silk (textile)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
stripes
weddings
Muslin
Embroidered
Foliate
Striped
Silk
Wedding
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Inscription

""Originally belonged to/ Betsey Williams, grandmother/ Weld's only sister and sister to/ Uncle Moses Williams./ Aunt Betsey Everett had it/ made-over and wore it to parties over/ the pink silk [tie?], or blue satin."" From larger note: ""The clothing/ belonged to Betsey. The large piece/ of embroidered muslin was a/ piece of her wedding dress, with/ a bit of pink silk from the slip/ worn under it./ She gave them to Gertrude Clark Arnold, who/ gave them to me.""

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1995.79.1A