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Wedding dress

American (Boston)
1855


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

Overall: 89cm (35 1/16in.) Other (Skirt): 103cm (40 9/16in.)

Accession Number

1979.246

Medium or Technique

Silk; Gauze, Satin ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Stiffened white gauze. Open neckline (incomplete); lower bodice gethered; short double ruffle sleeves gathered at welted seam; short overskirt gathered into natural waistline and trimmed with pleated white silk satin ribbons (finished with bow and trails) at sides; 13 covered buttons at back closure. Skirt gathered at waist (no waistband). Worn by Elizabeth A. (Mrs. David) Nichols (18 - ) at her wedding, 1855.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman