Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898

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Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898

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Description

Nellie (Ellen) Ryan (1875-1922), born in New York City to a sea captain, wore this dress to her marriage to Dr. Arthur F. Abbott of Presque Isle, on 5 March 1898. A pale green fancy weave cotton, the dress is accented with peach (pink) silk and lace. A beaded and net trimmed front panel, collar and cuffs include multi-colored sequence. The full puffed upper sleeve is indicative of late 1890s style. The gigot, or leg of mutton sleeve, once popular in the 1830 and 1840s, made a brief return in the 1890s.

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About This Item

  • Title: Nellie Ryan Abbott's fancy weave dress, Presque Isle, ca. 1898
  • Creation Date: circa 1898
  • Subject Date: circa 1898
  • Town: Presque Isle
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: silk, cotton, wool, glass
  • Local Code: 1994.283.001 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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