1848 White silk satin wedding dress with overdress of embroidered flounced net lace, white satin bonnet, a bonnet-veil of applied bobbin lace motifs on net, a handkerchief of white embroidered cambric, a pair of garters of fine canvas embroidered with rosebuds, and a fan with a leaf of Brussels lace initialled H.B. (for Henrietta Bell) on mother of pearl sticks

Wedding dress ensemble

White silk bodice and skirt with embroidered muslin overdress, pleated-front bodice, long sleeves, full bell-shaped skirt. Embroidered in wh...

White silk bodice and skirt with embroidered muslin overdress, pleated-front bodice, long sleeves, full bell-shaped skirt. l Victoria and Albert Museum

Embroidered net wedding gown, G.C. Clark, ca. 1890. Lace appliqué on net overlay. Front-closing bodice with hooks & eyes in stayed lining, bell-shaped overlay sleeves with chiffon undersleeves and snug lace-trimmed cuffs. Satin sash. Hook & eye back-closing skirt, lined in silk taffeta with layer of fine white tissue chiffon between lining and net/lace exterior. Tiered layers of appliqué lace at base of skirt with train at back. Carolyn Forbes Textiles

Embroidered net wedding gown, G.C. Clark, ca. 1890. Lace appliqué on net overlay. Front-closing bodice with hooks & eyes in stayed lining, bell-shaped overlay sleeves with chiffon undersleeves and snug lace-trimmed cuffs. Satin sash. Hook & eye back-closing skirt, lined in silk taffeta with layer of fine white tissue chiffon between lining and net/lace exterior. Tiered layers of appliqué lace at base of skirt with train at back. Carolyn Forbes Textiles

Day & evening bodices. Very late war.

1865 Wedding dress: Goldenrod silk faille w/buttercup yellow pleated satin trim, trained skirt festooned overskirt; 2 pair high button boots: 1 in yellow faille & 1 in yellow satin.

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