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Colchester Historeum

Dress, Wedding

Accession number: 10.5485
Category: Wedding Objects
Date: 1890 – 1900
Materials: Embossed taffeta, cotton, metal notions, lace, jet beads, and cord.
Measurements: 47 cm L x 48 cm WDimensions for A
Measurements: 47 cm L x 48 cm W x 47 cm L x 44 cm W x 111 cm ThickDimensions for B

Wedding dress skirt (B): Handmade skirt featuring a gathered ruffle 13 cm above hem, and space to accommodate a bustle. Skirt has a hook and eye closure.

History of Use:

Dress belonged to Margaret Fraser, mother of Sharon Fotheringham.