Swisshelm wedding gown

Titles Swisshelm wedding gown
Description Wedding dress of ecru silk satin with elbow-length sleeves and a long overskirt panel which ends in a train. The sleeveless bodice and cylindrical skirt are hand quilted with a variety of floral images that Jane Grey Swisshelm reports are "from memory of a visit to Eagle's Nest Lake in Sherburne County ." Worn by Zoe Swisshelm, daughter of Jane Grey Swisshelm, abolitionist and advocate of women's rights who lived in Minnesota between 1857 and 1863.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Nomenclature gown
Creation Made by: Swisshelm, Jane Grey
Made in: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Allen, Mary Henrietta Swisshelm
Weddings
Women's Suffrage
Suffrage Movement
Clothing. Women's Special Purpose Clothing. Wedding Clothing
Dates Creation: Approximately 1881
Use: Exactly 12/23/1881 (Wedding date)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8785.2.A-C (Accession Number)

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