Emma W. Farrington's wedding dress, Holden, ca. 1861

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Emma W. Farrington's wedding dress, Holden, ca. 1861

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Made of a brown, coffee colored figured silk, this two-piece dress features a square dot and leaf design. The simple flat front skirt, with just enough fullness at the back to form a small bustle ‘bump,' hangs straight, in modest folds with no looped drapery. The bodice includes a faux capelet, with figured ribbon on the cuffs and around the collar. Twelve metal rose and leaf design buttons are down the front.

Emma W. Farrington (1837-1916) wore this dress at her wedding to Rev. Francis Southworth in Holden on March 3, 1861.

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About This Item

  • Title: Emma W. Farrington's wedding dress, Holden, ca. 1861
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Town: Holden
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, baleen,cotton
  • Dimensions: 143.510 cm x 115.570 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.300.462 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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