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Wedding dress, pelerine, shoes, reticule, and Brooch

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, United States

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Wedding dress, pelerine, shoes, and reticule, 1840. Burmese. Silk. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Barlow, 1971.8a,b,d,h and i

Brooch, mid-19th century. American. Brunette hair and gold. Gift of Mrs. William S. Curtis, 1944.254

Caroline Harrington of Brookfield, Massachusetts, was appointed as a Baptist missionary to Burma in 1832. She married the Reverend Thomas Simons and commissioned this silk wedding dress and accessories from the seamstresses of his congregation. The ensemble was a present for her sister, Olive, who wed Marshall Doane on November 8, 1840.

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  • Title: Wedding dress, pelerine, shoes, reticule, and Brooch
  • Type: Costume
  • Original Source: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.

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