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Catalog Number 1973.157.002
Description Wedding Dress Bodice of Anna Mary Lewis, 1916. Ecru-colored silk(?) outer shell is overlain with ecru-colored lace at sleeves, chest and upper back. Lace has a floral/vine motif with horizontal scalloped edging at neck, front and back, and vertical scalloped edging on sleeves and section of sleeve that overlaps chest. Ecru-colored sequin ribbon forms the lower section of a square on both front and back, covering stitching where lace is attached. Lace portion of sleeves are split between the elbow and underarm. Inside, beneath chest, silk is lined with white muslin. While it is possible that the silk bodice was machine-sewn, the lace and muslin appear to have been added on by hand.
Object Name Dress, Wedding
Collection 3D - Ceremonial Objects
Title Wedding Dress Bodice of Anna Mary Lewis, 1916
Date June 2, 1916
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Bodice to wedding dress of Anna Mary Lewis on her marriage to Aaron Lloyd Dare in Kansas City, Mo., June 2, 1916.
Dimensions H-17 W-24 D-10.5 inches
Dimension Details 17 x 24 x 10.5 overall as displayed on mannequin
Search Terms Clothes
Costume and Fashion
Wedding Gowns
Subjects Clothing & dress
Wedding costume
People Lewis Dare, Anna Mary