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Colchester Historeum

Dress, Wedding


Accession number: 80.856
Category: Wedding Objects
Date: 1880
Materials: Fabric
Narrative: This gown was worn by Mrs. Alexander Chisholm, who was married March 25, 1880. Mrs Chisholm was the grandmother of the donor.
Description: Brown wool wedding dress made of bodice and skirt. Dress features sixteen covered buttons, pleated ruffs around the edge of the sleeves and the tiers of the skirt. A machine woven teal trim pattern decorates the front, cuffs, and bustle of the dress. Tassles decorate the front and back skirt of the dress. The bodice of the dress is made of brown silk, up to the collar of the neckline.