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Wedding ensemble

American (Boston)
Made by Mary Ruby (1864–1949)

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


395.5 cm (155 11/16 in.)

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Wedding dress (two pieces):
a) Cream silk satin bias cut sleeveless dress with bias cut skirt and square train. Net panels with glass beaded embroidery at neck and around armholes. Condition: good but one dark mark on left front proper. Tiny holes in seam.
b) Cream crepe silk satin short underskirt with net trailing sleeves and insert at neck. Condition: good but some damage and brown stains at right underarm (proper).

Veil and headband:
c) Silk tulle veil gathered at two points at top. Condition: good but soiled.
d) Silk and filet shaped headband embroidered with glass beads and fastening band of rosettes of silver metallic spangles. Condition: good.

Woman’s shoes:
e-f) Cream silk satin wedding pumps, louis heel, leather soles. Decorated with cream tulle rosette and wax orange blossoms. Condition: Good; tulle fragile, slightly soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of Helga G. Rikheim in memory of Harriet M. Gundersen