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Blue cut-velvet wedding dress, 1885. Women of New England: Dress from the Industrial Age, 1850–1900. (William Benton Museum of Art - Press Images)
Embroidered silk velvet cape with plush trim and quilted lining (back), American or European, ca. 1885.
Dress Date: ca. 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 23 in. (58.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. (109.2 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Miss C. W. Howe, 1933 Accession Number: 2009.300.84a, b