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Wedding Gown, 1880 Wedding gown, 1880 & 1942 Silk satin, lace, glass beads, and net. No label. Worn by Annie Louisa Libby when she married William French Burrows, 1880 Worn again by granddaughter, Ruth Libby Burrows when she married Lawrence Dawson, 1942 This piece is part of the Chicago History Museum exhibition I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot. The exhibition explores an array of wedding traditions through costume, and how some of those traditions were standardized by Chicago retailers…

Wedding dress, Hirsch & Co., Dresden, 1900. Ivory silk satin, 2 pieces. Bodice fitted in back, skirt straight in front with pleats that create volume in back, pleated flounce. Embroidered on bodice, collar, cuffs, and top of sleeves with applications of satin ribbon in patterns of bows and connected by silk cord. Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

Dinner dress, House of Worth, circa 1902. Bodice and skirt of silk satin; five-panel skirt with train; bodice has handmade bobbin lace collar, machine-made tulle trim at neck, handmade tulle trim along front edge, and silk rosettes.