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Wedding dress

Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    Massachusetts (probably, made)
    usa (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    satin and muslin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Campbell

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

High waisted dress of white satin, short puff sleeves, front fastening of hooks and eyes. Bodice trimmed with buttons and braid, muslin flounces at sleeves and around lower portion of skirt. The short puffed sleeves covered with muslin and with short piped cap oversleeve, the hem edged with scalloped decoration edged with piping. Back of bodice has been altered with insertions of fabric to enlarge waist size.

Place of Origin

Massachusetts (probably, made)
usa (made)


ca. 1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

satin and muslin


Weight: 0.88 kg

Object history note

This dress was worn by Charlotte Cooley for her marriage to Cyrus Sullivan Clark of Portland. The family lived in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

It was donated by her great-grandaughter, who also donated the wedding dresses of Cyrus and Charlotte Clark's daughter (1867, see T.37&A-1951), their granddaughter (1900, see T.38-1951), and her own 1924 dress (T.39-1951).


Marriage; Fashion; Clothing


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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