Ballgown. 1880s. 2 piece, ribbed bright yellow w/ beige satin floral silk brocade, bodice front lacing, low center front point w/ bows, lace cap sleeves & neckline flounce; skirt front w/ 6 tiers of lace flounces, skirt sides draped in beige satin, accordion pleated backbustle, trained skirt w/ padded hem, full lining, built-in bustle petticoat, B 36", W 22.5", Skirt L 40"-57",
Wedding Ensemble, American, 1879 Label: “M. Dake/123 So. Jefferson St/Dayton O” Silk damask, silk faille, satin ribbon, fringe This wedding dress was worn by the donor’s grandmother, Harriet Snyder King, on May 13, 1879 Gift of Mrs. Robert V. Carr in memory of the King Family of Suffield, CT, KSUM 1996.30.1 ab
PARIS LABEL SILK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1880. 3-piece mushroom silk faille elaborately decorated with scallops, braiding and tassels, semi-boned peplum bodice with self buttons and lace trim, trained skirt having deep hem ruffle above pleats with matching overskirt, petersham stamped "Maison du Bon Marche Paris".