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Circa 1873

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Ensemble Date: ca. 1870 Culture: American Medium: silk, wool

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Ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1873-79

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Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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riding habits c. 1872

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Riding habit | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Riding Habit c. 1870/81 American

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Riding habit | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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riding habit c. 1872

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Riding habit | American

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Wedding Ensemble: 1878, American, silk. "While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events. A well-made and finely-detailed example of the period, this dress would…

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Wedding ensemble | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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She is identified as Nannie Montgomery, and her friends are ID'd as Laura Rayburn and Mollie Sullivan.

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Maude Branscombe Photographed by Mora, N.Y., USA, ca. 1877.

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