October 2014 Artifact of the Month

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While Queen Victoria’s wedding to Albert in 1840 is credited with starting the trend of brides wearing white, this practice was far from universal.  Weddings were generally daytime affairs and most women’s bridal gowns reflected the hallmarks of the day dress such as jewel necks and long sleeves. 

This dress, brown with white pinstripes and embroidered silk blue and white flowers, was worn by Margaret Sue Jordan at the time of her marriage to Major James Eanes.  


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