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Presidential inauguration gown

Gown of Mrs. John Lind, wife of Minnesota governor. Three piece pale yellow faille and brocaded satin. Front skirt panel is of satin, faille at sides and back; full back skirt. Pleats around bottom, 3" wide; skirt inner lined with heavy net. Under bodice is short-sleeved with puffed floral net trim. Low cut neck with lace fill-in. Bodice front, heavily beaded with floral deign in pearls and white beads. 10" long bead fringe hangs from lower edge of bodice over skirt. Swallow tail back. Over bodice of yellow faille with long sleeves overlaid with embroidered net. Sleeve wrist is scalloped and bordered with tiny gold beads and pearls and inset with scallop of fine embroidered net. Stiffened, scalloped collar is outlined with beads. Gown was worn to a Presidential inauguration in Washington when John Lind was a member of the House (after he was Minnesota governor). c. 1898

ID Number: 9545.A-C

Date: 1905

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Presidential inauguration gown