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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Catalog Number 1976.003.02
Description Two piece ivory silk wedding dress. A) Bodice. Boned bodice with foundation of silk taffeta layered with multiple layers of net and crepe. Eleven boned darts and seams. Net over bodice is decorated with rows of lace, ribbon and embroidered insertions. Under the net are two rows of narrow pink silk ribbon with small bow across bustline. Standing collar, full length sleeves with layers of crepe and net and bands of lace. Back hook and eye closure. Side snap closures. Net over bodice fastens at left back shoulder. Front flounce at hem. Gathered flounce hangs below waist at center back. Flounces are decorated with embroidered trim.
B) Skirt. Ivory taffeta foundation skirt with knife pleated hem flounce. Crepe chiffon trained overskirt. Skirt is fitted to waist with pin tucks. Fullness with ruffled flounce below knee. Three vertical rows of narrow lace at center front, same lace outlines the top of the flounce. Center back hook and eye closure.
C) Ivory velvet cummerbund, pleated and boned at center front. Center back hook and eye closure with boned supports.
Collection LCHS Clothing Collection
Provenance Ida Heileman Langenbach's wedding dress worn 11-7-1900.

Belonged to Ida Heileman, 1869-1955, daughter of Gottlieb and Johanna Heileman.
Used By Ida Heileman Langenbach
Owned By Ida Heileman Langenbach
Date 11/07/1900
Material Silk
People Heileman, Ida
Search Terms Wedding Dress
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