Myra Bradeen's wedding outfit, Limerick, ca. 1894

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Almira "Myra" Bradeen (1865-1949) married Melville H. Philpot (1866-1950) of Limerick on April 25, 1894. The couple lived in Limerick, where they operated a family farm. The Maine Historical Society's collections include both the wedding dress and the groom's suit.

The bride's outfit consists of a bodice, skirt and a separate underskirt. The bodice and skirt are made from a sheer white fabric, with small pink, blue or yellow flower sprigs. Peach satin ribbon accents the bodice and skirt, with a knotted bow effect. The voluminous sleeves are indicative of 1890s trends.

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  • Title: Myra Bradeen's wedding outfit, Limerick, ca. 1894
  • Creation Date: circa 1894
  • Subject Date: circa 1894
  • Town: Limerick
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: cotton, silk, metal
  • Local Code: 2017.100.001 a,b
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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