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Wedding dress worn by Sarah Tyng Smith

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White ground with horizontal interlacing serpentines of ribbon and flowers, brocaded with polychrome silks, English back, square neck trimmed with self folds, short sleeves with double sleeve ruffle. Worn by Sarah Tyng Smith at her marriage to Richard Codman in Portland, Maine, Febuary 23, 1763....

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence Codman and Dr. Charles Austin Eager Codman

American, made from English fabric, 1763

Object Place

United States


141 cm (55 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave tafetta patterned with supplementary wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts