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Wedding dress in two parts, worn by Eunice Hooper at her marriage to her cousin John Hooper, in Marblehead, Mass. Overdress of white satin (now cream colored), short waisted, surplice line in front, open down entire length of front, fullness in back in narrow pleats caught to high waist line,...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron, to MFA 1948

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ward Thoron

American, about 1799

Object Place

Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front (dress): 134.6 cm (53 in.) Center back (dress): 177.8 cm (70 in.) Center back (petticoat): 104.5 cm (41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.1198a-b

Medium or Technique

Dress: silk satin, embroidered with silk and metallic thread, silk trim; Petticoat: cotton mull embroidered with silver

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes