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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.
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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