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Two-piece wedding dress worn by Abby Newell at her wedding to Arthur H. Mills held at Fort Snelling on October 24, 1857. Both jacket and dress are of blue taffeta with black brocade trim. The jacket (.A) has horizontal bands of black brocade across the front and black and brown fringes along the waist and cuffs. Five blue silk flower shaped buttons fringed with black beads and blue silk balls adorn the front, with two on each sleeve. The skirt (.B) is adorned with black brocade in a floral design. Hand sewn and fully lined.
Content Category: artifacts
31 inches length (9114.A, jacket)
15 inches width (9114.A, jacket)
46 inches length (9114.B, skirt)
8 1/2 inches width (9114.B, skirt, at waist)
33 inches width (9114.B, skirt, at bottom edge)
bead (pierced object)
Used by: Mills, Abby Newell
Used in: Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Special Purpose Clothing. Wedding Clothing
Clothing. Women's Dresses. 1800-1850s
Creation: Exactly 1857 (Abby Newell Mills was married 10/24/1857 in New Haven, Connecticut (see "Personal recollections of Minnesota and its people, and early history of Minneapolis" John H. Stevenson),)
A three-dimensional model, in pdf file format, is available for this object.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
9114.A,B (Accession Number)