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Dress

Description

Ivory silk crêpe and silk satin wedding dress. Three-dimensional flowers and pearls embellish the dress. Hand-made lace trims the sleeve cuffs, front of bodice, and skirt train.

Date

1883

Materials

Silk crêpe, silk satin, net, lace, linen, buckram, cotton

Resource ID

125

Notes

Worn by Judith (called "Jennie") DeFord Worcester Martins (b.1869), an organist at Christ Church, at her marriage to Frank Martins on October 8, 1883. Patten of Baltimore designed and sewed the dress.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Martins

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

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