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Wedding ensemble

Manufacturer:
H & W Company
Date:
1903
Culture:
American
Medium:
leather, cotton, silk, metal, linen, ivory, mother of pearl
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Wistar H. Walke, 1966
Accession Number:
2009.300.3288a–y
Not on view
Large ensembles of bridal attire rarely survive intact, a fact that makes this group of eighteen pieces unusual and special. This set shows what a bride of 1903 considered to be essential garments for her wedding day and night. The set was made and worn by donor's mother, Iza Bernice Shelton. Miss Shelton married Dr. Abel Wilson Atwood on July 7, 1903 at the home of her parents in Brooklyn.
Marking: Stamped (e-f): "J & B"
(i-j) Unlabeled
Label (k): "H & W/25"
Stamped (l): "Velvet Grip"
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