wedding dress

 
Nationality
American
Creation date
Materials
silk
Credit line
Gift of Laurel Conwell Thayer
Accession number
39.28
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
June 25th, 2009
Recipient
Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company
Transfer notes
Sold on 10/29/2010 (Lot 874) proceeds deposited to [570] Deaccessioned Textiles Fund
Valuation
Auction Sale Price - $71.25

This dress was worn at the wedding of the donor’s mother, Maria Howland Conwell Thayer. The low neckline and open sleeves indicate that a sheer garment was probably worn underneath at the time of the wedding. There is a classical simplicity to the gown.

Maria Howland Conwell Thayer, Indiana (?) (1); Laurel Conwell Thayer, Indiadianapolis; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art (1939).
(1) worn by Maria Howland Conwell Thayer at her wedding in 1870. Maria Conwell Thayer is the mother of Laurel Conwell Thayer
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