Wedding dress

American
about 1840


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

37 x 61.5 cm (14 9/16 x 24 3/16 in.) flat for storage

Accession Number

50.2364a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, cotton lining, whalebone, metal hook & eye closures

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Wedding dress in two parts, of white satin; bodice (a) fitted, slightly pointed at front of waistline, hooked down center back, bodice front trimmed with self folds curving together to form point in center front, short sleeves with upper part smocked and lower part trimmed with elaborate self folds; (b) skirt fullness smocked into waistband, band of self twisting pleating from waistband at right front of dress to hemline around hemline entire width of skirt to left front seam where it twists and returns to waistband.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Mixter, Mrs. Samuel J. Mixter, and Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.