Gift of Dr. Charles Hall

"The Right Foot," SF Airport, Sept.-Dec. 1987

Wedding Dress. Tan challis trimmed with Taffeta and lace. 2 piece, Basque top (a) full skirt, pleated center front (b), wedding slippers to match (c,d). Color: Tan, Challis, taffeta and lace dyed to match. Date: 1888. Description: Wedding dress of Mrs. Joseph E. Hall nee Frances l. Arnold. b. 1860, married 1888. Grey wedding slippers for dress Inez Brooks-Myers, May 13, 1997: This wedding gown is made of tan colored wool, with matching silk moire. The bodice is line in tan tattersal cotton with red and blue plaid and is bone; the long sleeves, with the cuff trimmed in moire and machine embroidered fancy weave (to have a lace-like appearance) are gathered at the top and have the little perky top popular c. 1889-1892. High, standing collar is of moire. Pleated moire, and a panel of the embroidered lace-like fancy weave, decorate either side of the front, which fastens with hooks and eyes. The skirt has box pleats at the front and back, and other pleats at the side. The skirt is assymetrical in that the strips of moire used at either side as not identical, one side is plain, the other pleated. Skirt is not trained and fastens with buttons in the back. Skirt also has buttons to fit into the button holes of the bodice, to hold the garment together in the back. 1888 date is just fine. Joan Severa, October 22, 1999: 1888 is just fine. This is nice. I bet they were married in December, this being wool. Cute jockey points.

Used: adult | Female | Wedding | USA

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