Wool wedding dress and jacket worn by Mary T. Hill

Titles Wool wedding dress and jacket worn by Mary T. Hill
Description Two piece wedding dress of blue-grey wool lined with glazed cotton. The dress, probably homemade, consists of a one-piece dress (A) with vertical waist darts, a piped bodice waist seam, coat sleeves with piping and velvet trim, and a six gore skirt with U-shaped, scalloped cutouts trimmed in velvet decorating the hem. The matching, unstructured jacket (B) is machine stitched. The jacket has pagoda sleeves and a flared hem with no closure. The hem edge and sleeve edge are trimmed with velvet ribbon. There is one mended tear at the center back. The set was worn by Mary T. Hill at her wedding to James J. Hill in 1867.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 53 inches length (1998.160.3.A, dress, center back)
22 inches circumference (1998.160.3.A, dress, waist)
33 inches length (1998.160.3.B, jacket, center back)
17 inches width (1998.160.3.B, jacket, shoulder seams)
Nomenclature wedding dress
Materials wool (textile)
silk (textile)
cotton (textile)
Subjects Owned/used by: Hill, Mary Theresa
Hill, James J. (James Jerome)
Weddings
Used in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Special Purpose Clothing. Wedding Clothing
Dates Use: Exactly 1867
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1998.160.3.A,B (Accession Number)

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