Dresses worn by Frances Jewell Morse and Mary Getchell, 1875

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These dresses are pictured at "Godey's Ladies: An Exhibition of 19th-Century Dresses" held in 1997 at the Brick Store Museum. Godey's Lady's Book, from which this exhibition was named, was one of the most popular lady's books of the 19th century including poetry, beautiful engravings and articles of import.

The dress on the left is a three piece bright blue silk tafetta wedding dress. The bodice has a round neck, long sleeves with scalloping on the cuff, covered button front closure, scalloped peplum and attached belt of dress material and is lined. Full skirt is gathered at back with scalloped trim at hem which is stiffened and bound with blue braid. Overskirt of dress material, scalloped trim and lined with white net. Bustled in back. Worn by Frances Jewell Morse at marriage to James Chase Lord of Lewiston, Maine, 1875.

The dress on the right is a three piece olive silk tafetta wedding dress. The bodice is boned and lined. Ruching around the neck with front button closure of same material as dress, peplum in back trimmed with a bow. Skirt is full with a small train and over skirt trimmed with olive green fringe. Worn by Mary Getchell at her marriage to Richard Mitchell of Saco, 1875.

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  • Title: Dresses worn by Frances Jewell Morse and Mary Getchell, 1875
  • Creation Date: 1875
  • Subject Date: 1875
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Silk
  • Local Code: 1443a-c, 3444a-c Dane Street
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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