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Two-piece wedding dress (skirt)

American
1900


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

105 cm (41 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.906b

Medium or Technique

Silk; Faille

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Heavy white silk faille, now cream color, trimmed with gauze-like silk ruching. Bodice (a) straight and narrow, straight across bottom; pleated panels center front and back. Shoulders and sleeves made of fine machine lace of needlepoint type. High, stiff collar. Skirt (b) straight and narrow, flat in front, slightly gathered behind; short train. Narrow pleated panels run from waistband down. A number of brown stains; hem slightly soiled and worn.

Provenance

Two-piece wedding dress worn by Edith Louise Drury at her wedding to Edward Harold Woodworth on June 19, 1900 at Newtonville, Mass. (See Notes on Collection for Certificate)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jason Westerfield