1911 Wedding dress in off-white Silk satin. Bodice has lace over-layer with a low, rounded neckline. C-shaped back with pearl beading and rhinestone medallions at each side. Rhinestone buckles at shoulders. Bow-shaped pearl decorations at front and upper arms, with strands of pearls at back and skirt. Three-quarter lace sleeves. Skirt has net over-layer with a large bow of pearls embroidered at front. Purchased at Marshall Field & Co., Chicago.
Evening Dress, Seymour Jacobson: 1950's, American, shimmer Origami-ruffle silk satin.
Wedding Dress, Lucile, Chicago: 1916, silk satin, Valenciennes and Chantilly lace, silk flowers, petticoat of "Pussy Willow" silk. "Worn by Katherine Keith at her marriage to David Adler on June 1, 1916. This wedding dress shows direct reference to a style of dress popular in the mid-to-late eighteenth century that had a wide skirt supported by a boned understructure called a pannier...The pannier in this dress is one single piece of boning stitched into the lining of the garment."