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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Catalog Number M1989.5.5
Description Two-piece off-white silk wedding dress. Top has round scoop-neck edged with scalloped lace collar. Front of bodice is lined. Lining snaps down center front and outside snaps at shoulder seem and side seam from under arm to waist. Front half of sleeve is sewn to lining only. Sleeves are straight for 7 3/4" and then have equally long band added which is open at the side and come to longer points at each end. Top of openeing features a silk or satin rosette. Bodice has tie wraps attached as a self belt. These also end in points. The slightly gathered skirt is lined and the hem is turned in and sewn onto the lining. A V-shaped peplum is applied to the waist at sides. It comes to a long point down the front of the dress (2/3 of the length of the skirt) to which it is stitched on right and left front side, and the unattached edge falls gently into folds. All the raw edges on peplum, sleeves and self belt are edged in decorative stitch. Overall length of dress is 51".
The dress belonged to Florence Winter (born January 5, 1895) in Tarenton, PA. Graduated from Indiana University in PA. She married Thomas A. Winter (July 6, 1890-Feb. 13, 1977) on July 8, 1920 in Pittsburg in the Glenma United Methodist Church. Mrs. Winter moved to Howard County in July of 1976 to be with her son William E. Winter of Columbia. She is presently a resident of he Lorien Nursing Home.
Condition is good, except for a few slight stains on ends of belt ties and one on the front of the bodice near the collar and one small one on the back of bodice. There are underarm prespiration stains.
Date 1920