Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society
Book art is a really bittersweet medium for me... I hate to see a book destroyed, on the other hand, the product of that destruction can be spectacular. ALSO - I miss the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Coffee Gallery @ Open Book.