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Wedding dress worn by Harriet Maria Spelman at her marriage to Estes Howe, August 20, 1838

Wedding dress of white challis (now cream-colored) with white silk cross-barred design; fitted bodice, pointed in front; cape collar trimmed with satin piping; flaring neck edged with narrow white blonde lace; long sleeves full below the elbow with tight cuffs; narrow pleats above elbow held in...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe

American,

Object Place

USA

Accession Number

52.564

Medium or Technique

Silk; Challis

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes