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Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

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Front View of 1926 Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna
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Detail View of Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna
Detail View of Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2004001

Title

Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Description

Dress of cream silk satin and lace with pastel satin rosettes; drop-waist; sleeveless cream silk satin bodice, scoop neckline, unfitted, multi-colored fabric flowers at upper left shoulder, dropped waistline that arches upwards at center front with curving fabric flowers; mid-calf length cream silk satin skirt gathered at the sides for an effect of panniers, lace panel at the bottom.

Date

1926

Subject

Clothing and dress

Medium

lace
satin
silk

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Nebraska
United States

Temporal Coverage

1920s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Is Referenced By

For Better and For Worse

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2004001

Color Main

cream

Color Secondary

pink
green

A

dress

B

bag of scraps

Structure Silhouette

drop-waist

Structure Cut

straight

Structure Neckline

scoop neck

Structure Torso

unfitted

Structure Sleeves

sleeveless

Structure Waist

dropped

Structure Hem

mid calf length

Wearer

Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Donor

Robert and Jean Fortna

Date Earliest

1926

Date Latest

1926

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Wedding

Function

wedding clothes

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn by Gertrude Tomson, who married Ralph Edward Fortna on December 27th 1926 at home in Lincoln Nebraska.

Condition Term

very good

Condition

some very light stains

Treatment

A slip from Vassar's theatrical costume stock was used as a foundation garment. Netting was pinned to the slip to support the pannier effect of the dress.

Mannequin

7, 1968

Storage Location

P1

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Jean Fortna

Donation Date

2/2/2004

Work Type

dress
scrap
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