Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901

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Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901

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Description

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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ella May Clark's three-piece dress, Yarmouth, ca. 1901
  • Creation Date: circa 1901
  • Subject Date: circa 1901
  • Town: New Gloucester, Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: wool, velvet, cotton, shell
  • Local Code: 1991.175.2 a-c
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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