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Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board

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Identifier

IP2012001

Title

Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board

Description

Two piece dress of tan brocade with light blue accents and satin ribbon of light blue and brown; hourglass silhouette. Bodice (a) is boned; band collar closes at center back with metal hooks and eyes; leg o'mutton sleeves; four back princess seams, two side seams, fitted panels on each side with brown stain ribbon in v-shape on bodice front and back, center front gathered panels closing over separate fitted lining with metal hook and eye closures; bows at center front and center back waist, wrists, shoulders, and neck; natural straight waist; twisted edging of brocade and brown stain at waist; dress shields in both sleeves. Skirt (b) is gored with pleated back; floor-length; hook and eye closures at center back; bows of light blue and brown ribbons at front left.

Creator

Mme. E. Saunders

Date

1895

Subject

Weddings
Clothing and dress
1890s

Relation

For Better and For Worse

Extent

30.5 inches (chest); 24.5 inches (waist); 34 inches (hips)

Medium

brocade
silk satin ribbon

Type

Physical Object
Dress

Spatial Coverage

Hardinsburg, Kentucky, USA

Temporal Coverage

1890s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

IP2012001

Cataloguer with Date

Jenna Doherty & Hilde Wulf, 1/27/14

Color Main

tan

Color Secondary

brown
blue

Technique

hand sewing
machine sewing

A

bodice

B

skirt

Structure Silhouette

hourglass

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

hooks and eyes (back collar, center front of bodice, center back of skirt)

Structure Neckline

band collar

Structure Torso

princess seams
center front gathered panel

Structure Sleeves

leg-o-mutton

Structure Waist

straight
natural

Structure Skirt

gored
pleated

Structure Hem

floor-length

Structure Lining

partial lining

Dimensions Chest

30.5

Dimensions Waist

24.5

Dimensions Hips

34

Dimensions All

30.5 inches (chest); 24.5 inches (waist); 34 inches (hips)

Label

"Made specially for Mme E. Saunders,/ Fashionable Dressmaking,/ Louisville, KY./ c-m/ 3" printed on left dress shield

Wearer

Isabel Miller Board

Date Earliest

1895

Date Latest

1895

Culture

American

Gender

female

Classification

Costume

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn by Isabel Miller, grandmother of Isabel Plambeck (Vassar class of 1962) and Mary Agnes Norman (Vassar class of 1959) and mother of Isabel Board Foshee (Vassar class of 1931), for her wedding to Milton Board in Hardinsburg, Kentucky in 1895.

Condition Term

very good

Treatment

A foam mannequin was carved to accommodate the lower, smaller waistline, then the mannequin was padded with batting to match the size of dress. A cotton knit cover was placed over the padding, and a full petticoat was dressed on the mannequin to help support the skirt.

Mannequin

Margo

Repository

Collection of Isabel Plambeck, Vassar Class of 1962

Completeness of Record

complete
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