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Image of Ornament, Hair

Ornament, Hair -

This is a wax orange blossom headpiece, in two pieces (a,b). The flowers and buds are made of wax, the leaves are fabric, and the wire frame is wrapped in green silk thread.

Image of Veil

Veil -

This is the remnants of a veil made of netting.

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This is a white satin wedding dress. It has a straight skirt with an attached train and long satin ribbon with white cloth roses. There are bead and crystal embellishments hanging from the roses.. There is a lace over-skirt placed at an angle across the front of the dress. The front of the bodice is beaded and has a double row of pearl embellishment around the neckline. There is a lace yoke across the front of the bodice and the sleeves have a lace trim along the edges. The skirt has a flannel lining and a lawn and lace underskirt. The train has lead weights.

Image of Pattern - Simplicity Pattern, #1095, Bridal Frock

Pattern - Simplicity Pattern, #1095, Bridal Frock

This is a Simplicity pattern (no. 1095) for a bridal dress.

Image of Skirt

Skirt -

This is a pink satin trimmed net overskirt.

Image of Dress

Dress -

Part A) The dress has a stand-up collar trimmed with a dark brown silk at the top and the bottom. The seam at the dropped shoulder is trimmed with a brown silk cord. There are long sleeves with curved seams and cuffs trimmed with tan grosgrain pleated ruffle. There are stays in the jacket but some are missing. The bodice is fitted to the hips with the back of the bodice having darts and seams that flow into a flap that is trimmed in brown silk. There is a bustle in the back. There is a front closure with small wooden brown ball buttons. The skirt of the dress has a box pleat at the hem that goes three quarters of the way around the hem of the skirt. The back of the skirt has a small train th

Image of Dress

Dress -

This is a gold silk brocade dress with a blue and cream floral design. It is made of a bodice and a bustle skirt. The bodice has metal thread trim along the cuffs and down the front center opening and around the neck. These metal panels are accented by clusters of large black beads and rows of small black glass beads. The cuffs are made of dark brown silk. There are three different styles of metal buttons, all circular and the same size. The bodice is lined with white cotton and has boning in the front and back. The skirt is made of the same gold brocade with a front center panel of gold knit with metal thread accented by ten vertical rows of black glass beads. There is a brown silk underskir

Image of Chemise

Chemise -

This white cotton chemise has an A-line shape with cap sleeves, oval neck opening, and a decorative yoke with button closure. The garment is constructed of two large panels creating the front and back and two smaller rectangular panels along the lower sides below the gathering to add volume to the lower portion of the chemise. The gown is gathered at the neckline and falls into an "A" line shape. Two diamond-shaped pieces of fabric were used to make the underarm sections of the chemise and two long strips of fabric were used to create the cap sleeves. There is diamond patterned openwork trim along the neckline with evidence of lace trim that was once attached to the open work. Two rows of th

Image of Dress

Dress -

This is a long pink organdy dress with a deep hem. There is tucking on the skirt and bodice. There are three quarter length sleeves with a large scalloped collar. There are big roses of the same fabric on the collar. There is a hook closure down the back.

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This cream silk dress has a bodice (a) and skirt (b). It has a deep V-neck that is finished with cream silk cording. It is sleeveless and has two puffy ruffles at the back. It has a front closure with hooks/eyes. It is a fitted bodice with a peplum that is in three sections. There is a V-neck in the back as well. There are five stays and no lining. The bustle skirt has a plain front to the knees with two groups of three fixed ruffles--a single fuller ruffle, then a group of fixed ruffles, and a final ruffle at the hem. The ruffles stretch from side seam to side seam in front. There is a long train in the back with a long ruffle. Inside the hem is duster of stiff net and the skirt is fully

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This ecru silk wedding dress is comprised of a bodice (a) and a skirt with a train (b) and is sewn by both hand and machine. All of the details, embellishments, and fine sewing in the bodice have been done by hand. The long seams in the skirt have been finished by machine. The bodice (a) has wide flowing pagoda sleeves with triangular shaped openings. The sleeves have two bands of folded fabric trim each stitched approximately one and two inches from the end of the sleeves. The sleeves are lined with a lightweight ivory silk and trimmed with a one-inch wide ribbon pleated on the interior to allow for a textured folded trim to peek out from beneath the sleeve. The front of the bodice has a

Image of Headpiece

Headpiece -

This is a bridal headpiece of orange blossoms. It is comprised of four pieces of a hair wreath. Parts a-d, have wax orange blossom buds, white fabric flowers representing orange blossoms. The buds and flowers are tied to a wire frame with green silk thread. b) has a focal point of wax buds and leaves (some fabric flowers) gathered tightly together. d) has a larger gathering of buds, flowers and leaves attached that make the focal point of the headpiece. It is semi-circular shape.

Image of Hat

Hat -

This is a lace and ermine fur wedding hat with a silk bow. The hat has a wide brim that is made of a structure of wires that are covered with tulle which supports floral lace. The crown has cream tulle with an ermine fur top. There are two long tulle ribbons that extend down off the back of the hat.

Image of Veil

Veil -

This is a cream lace veil. The lace has a floral pattern.

Image of Petticoat

Petticoat -

This is a ivory silk, lace, and net half slip.

Image of Underskirt

Underskirt -

This brown cotton and silk underskirt with a train is machine stitched with hand stitched detail and trim. Seven brown cotton panels comprise with body of the skirt, and there are two rows of decorative silk brown silk that extends around the circumference of the bottom of the skirt. The waistband originally had a hook and eye closure, however only the eye is intact. A 17" vertical slit opening is located at the center back. The top portion of the skirt is made of dark brown cotton with no decoration. The skirt has minimal gathering at the front, but it is heavily gathered in the back for a bustle. The brown cotton fabric on the back is gathered with cream thread about halfway down the skirt.

Image of Tuxedo

Tuxedo -

Part a is a double breasted frock coat made of a black patterned wool.There are three covered buttons on the front and one button on the cuffs. The cuffs are also trimmed. The is a knotched collar are also trimmed. Part b is a vest with a seven button front. It has four slit pockets. The collar and pockets are trimmed with a matching ribbon. The lining is a cream silk with red stripes. The back is made of black cotton and there is an adjustable belt on the back.

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This is the bodice of a wedding dress. It is white cotton and is corded and gathered. It has a round neck and seven buttons.

Image of Glove

Glove -

This is a pair of moss green kid leather gloves (parts A and B). Each glove has four circular plastic abalone colored buttons on the underside of the wrist. Both gloves have three rows of braided cord on located on the back side.

Image of Petticoat

Petticoat -

This is an ivory silk brocade and lace half slip. The skirt has alternating panels of the ivory brocade and ivory lace.