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Object Name Gown, Wedding
Alternate Name Wedding Dress
Date 1900
Description Woman's 1-piece wedding gown. Ivory satin full-length dress with attached three-quarter-length net overlay that has applied beads in floral, leaf, and line designs. Round neckline is edged with rhinestones. Bodice has stays and is slightly puffed in front. Short sleeves are edged with beaded fringe. Full-length skirt is slightly gathered at waist with extra fullness in back. Skirt has off-center front slit trimmed with decorative bows and rhinestones. Overlay has shaped hem edged with beaded fringe. Dress has linen lining, back opening with drawstring tie at back of neck, hook and eye closures, and snaps.
(Keywords: Fashion, Edwardian, Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Rosalie Mord Litinsky
Ownership and History Marie Isaacs (ca. 1881-1945) lived on Staten Island. Her father, Askel Isaacs, was one of the founders of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, Staten Island's first synagogue. Marie Isaacs wore this dress at her wedding to Reuben Mord, a store owner, in 1900. They had one child, Rosalie Mord Litinsky. Mrs. Mord was an amateur artist, and some of her paintings are still owned by her descendents.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1900
Subjects Clothing & dress
Wedding costume
Weddings
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Associated People Mord, Marie (Isaacs)
Catalog Number 89.045.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by The Coby Foundation, 2009.
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