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A three-piece wool dress worn by Ella May Clark at her marriage to Wallace Morrill was ideal for a January wedding in Maine. The couple married at Yarmouth on January 5, 1901. Clark (1876-1944) worked as a school teacher in New Gloucester before she married.
The tan wool bodice is trimmed with white ruffles and velvet cuffs, and a detachable velvet collar. The brown velvet belt includes shell buckle detail. The silhouette may be referencing the period's popular Gibson Girl style.
About This Item
- Title: Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
- Creation Date: circa 1901
- Subject Date: circa 1901
- Yarmouth, Cumberland County, ME
- New Gloucester, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: wool, velvet, cotton, shell
- Local Code: 1991.175.2 a-c
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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