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This two-piece brown faille dress is notable for its iridescent hexagonal glass bead buttons and edge trimming, large looped-up bustle, and a skirt front with an asymmetrically draped swag. Tapes used to hold the bustle in shape survive on the inside of the dress.
Ida Maxwell Bowles (1858-1934) of Gorham wore this dress when she married Dr. Charles R. Anderson on May 18, 1886 in Westbrook.
About This Item
- Title: Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
- Creation Date: circa 1886
- Subject Date: circa 1886
- Town: Gorham, Westbrook
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: silk, cotton
- Dimensions: 139.700 cm x 101.600 cm
- Local Code: 1993.300.47 a.b
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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