SHELL PINK SILK RECEPTION GOWN, 1880s1-piece trained gown, bodice attached at pink satin skirt back, bodice & bustled overskirt pale silk brocaded w/ tulips, front self covered buttons, neckline & flounced cuffs trimmed w/ fine ecru lace, skirt w/ 3 rows pleated self trim at hem, pale pink cotton twill lining, skirt lined w/ stiffened buckram, train lace trimmed pleated hem protector, Sh-Sh 14.5", B 34", W 22", Slv L 23", Skirt L 39"-59", (1 missing button, light stains on train back)…

SHELL PINK SILK RECEPTION GOWN, 1880s1-piece trained gown, bodice attached at pink satin skirt back, bodice & bustled overskirt pale silk brocaded w/ tulips, front self covered buttons, neckline & flounced cuffs trimmed w/ fine ecru lace, skirt w/ 3 rows pleated self trim at hem, pale pink cotton twill lining, skirt lined w/ stiffened buckram, train lace trimmed pleated hem protector, Sh-Sh 14.5", B 34", W 22", Slv L 23", Skirt L 39"-59", (1 missing button, light stains on train back)…

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",

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

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".

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".

Striped silk gown in charcoal gray and white, ca. 1880s. Two pieces. The long bodice has gathered bustle detail and islined in glazed cotton.

Striped silk gown in charcoal gray and white, ca. 1880s. Two pieces. The long bodice has gathered bustle detail and islined in glazed cotton.

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