$10 Museum Admission

As part of our Summer of Hamilton celebration, enjoy $10 Museum Admission now until Labor Day. Offer good for in-person ticket purchases, not available online. This offer may not be combined with other discounts.

Wedding dress fragments

Object Number: 
Z.1304ab
Date: 
ca. 1772
Medium: 
Silk brocade, bobbin lace
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 25 3/4 × 7 1/4 in. (65.4 × 18.4 cm) Overall (b): 47 in. × 8 ft. 1 in. (119.4 × 246.4 cm)
Description: 
Cream silk brocade wedding dress fragments (skirt and sleeve?) with a cream floral vine pattern and a multicolored floral pattern; skirt hem is trimmed with hand made bobbin lace with a paisly pattern.
Gallery Label: 
Notes attached to dress indicate that these pieces of brocaded and embroidered silk were part of the wedding dress of the mother of Marth Moore, the great-great grandmother of the donor W.S. Poor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group