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Wedding dress with matching cape (dress)

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Dress worn by Elizabeth Richards at her marriage to John S. Parmelee in Newport, New Hampshire, January 19, 1839. Wedding dress of light gray green figured silk having all-over small dot and powder of two different stylized blossoms; bodice fitted and boned coming to V at waistline at center...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harry B. Parmelee, in memory of her husband, Harry B. Parmelee

American, 1839

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

139.5 x 86 cm (54 15/16 x 33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2705a

Medium or Technique

Silk figured weave, silk covered buttons, cotton twill lining, padding, metal boning, and metal hook and eye closure

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes