Lace Bertha from Wedding Ensemble

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. middle 19th century

GUSN

GUSN-247058

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

Descriptive Terms

berthas
lace (needlework)
Collar

Inscription

"Lucy Maria Tappan Bowen's / lace bertha, worn in her portrait." (handwritten)
"Wedding Lace / L.M.B." (handwritten)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing -- Accessory

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine Richardson

Accession Number

2002.29.17

Date

ca. middle 19th century (Worn by Lucy Maria Tappan at her wedding to Henry Chandler Bowen on June 6, 1844. )

Places

Probably United States