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Object Name Veil
Date 2009
Description Girl's Holy Communion veil; two layers of white tulle with lace and ribbon trim, ruched at the top and attached to a floral wreath headpiece with pearl bead trim and a comb for affixing to the hair.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Flowers)
Acquisition Gift of Eleanora Galizia
Ownership and History This is part of a group of items associated with the First Holy Communion of Gianna Marie Galizia of Staten Island, presented to the Staten Island Historical Society by Gianna's grandmother. Gianna was born in 2001 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island. Her First Holy Communion took place at the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Child in Eltingville, Staten Island on May 9, 2009. A celebration was held that same day at the Excelsior Grand on Hylan Boulevard.

The veil was acquired from Holy Child parish, in order that all the girls taking part in the ceremony would have matching veils.
Earliest Date 2008
Latest Date 2009
Subjects Children's clothing & dress
Celebrations
Communion
Catholic churches
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Headwear
Associated People Galizia, Gianna Marie
Catalog Number 10.003.0005
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2014.
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