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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts