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Wedding dress with petticoat (dress)

American
1892


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

193 cm (76 in.)

Accession Number

1971.733a

Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin and machine-made lace. High front and deep back V-neckline; deep lace collar. 3/4 leg-of-mutton sleeves gathered at top of armscyes, lace ruffles. Heavily boned V-shaped open front bodice with hook-and-eye closure, edged in lace. Skirt gathered into deep darts at bodice back; inset train gathered into waistline at center back; drop-front with hook-and-eye closure; two layers knife-pleated ruffles at hemline. Taffeta lining with scalloped ruffles at hemline.

Provenance

Worn by Martha Pollard of Boston; m. Mr. Gale in 1892.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edson Andrews