Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886

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Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
  • Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886

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Description

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.

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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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