Elaine Robinson Mitchell wedding dress, Peru, 1939

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Elaine May Robinson (1912-1987) married Merton Wilder Mitchell on June 26, 1939 at the home of Elaine's aunt and uncle in Peru.

Elaine Robinson's mother, Mabelle F. Sawyer Robinson, made the wedding dress from a Butterick pattern. It is made of sheer white organdy and had a silk hoop slip underneath.

The bride also wore the 1842 silk and lace cap that her great grandmother had worn at her wedding.

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About This Item

  • Title: Elaine Robinson Mitchell wedding dress, Peru, 1939
  • Creator: Robinson, Mabelle Sawyer
  • Creation Date: 1939
  • Subject Date: 1939
  • Town: Peru
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Organdy
  • Local Code: 2005.328.001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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