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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Catalog Number 1982.11.24.1
Date 1875
Material(s) Silk
Dimensions H-21 W-13 inches
Description 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 lined with the same stiff nettting.
Notes Worn by Lillie Whithorne (1855-1933) at her wedding on Oct. 5 1875 to Charles Perry Cecil (1852-1929). They had children Charles Perry (Jr.) (1876-1944), Jean (1879-1977), Sara (c. 1880), Lillie Whithorn (1885-1982), and Granville Welsh (c. 1889).
Collection Mrs. Cecil Wallace Collection
People Cecil, Charles Perry
Cecil, Lillie Whitthorne
Subjects Wedding clothing & dress
Wedding costume
Bridal gowns
Gowns, Wedding
Search Terms Wedding
Wedding dress
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS