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Woman's wedding dress (dress and veil)

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Ivory satin with sweetheart neckline, poufed leg-of-mutton sleeves with points at wrists. High, shaped waist seam, 8 gore skirt flares to long, wide train. Self-covered buttons and loop closures at center back and wrists. Blue silk ribbon bow attached inside seam at the side of the train. No...

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2006, purchased by the donor, Susan Ward, from a New Hampshire dealer via an internet auction; gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

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Gift of Susan Ward

American, about 1938


Dress center back: 231.1 cm (91 in.) Dress center front: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.) Veil overall: 297.2 x 223.5 cm (117 x 88 in.)

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Dress: Synthetic satin weave. Veil: Silk net, wire, wax flowers, and elastic


Textiles and Fashion Arts