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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Catalog Number 1987.051.23
Description Helen Hale's wedding dress. Silk lining with 2 layers of silk netting on top. The silk lining has 2 sets of pastel ribbons made into circles with a lace lining on the top of the bodice. The lining has a scalloped hem. The dress has snap closures along the left hand side. Embroidery and applique detail on the bodice as well as the lower portion of the skirt. The shoulders are sheer netting. There is a satin ribbon along the waist with silver ribbon flowers that have tarnished. The ribbon continues and extends so that it can be tied. The dress also has side panels of netting with another small layer with wire to help keep its shape.
Collection LCHS Clothing Collection
Provenance This wedding dress was worn by Helen Wilson when she married Quincy Hale in 1923.
Used By Helen Hale
Date 1923
People Hale, Quincy
Hale, Helen
Search Terms Wedding Dress
Notes The snapshots from the Hale wedding are from the La Crosse Public Library Archives.