Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Date: 1926

Description: Dress of cream silk satin and lace with pastel satin rosettes; drop-waist; sleeveless cream silk satin bodice, scoop neckline, unfitted, multi-colored fabric flowers at upper left shoulder, dropped waistline that arches upwards at center front with curving fabric flowers; mid-calf length cream silk satin skirt gathered at the sides for an effect of panniers, lace panel at the bottom.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2004001

Title

Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna

Description

Dress of cream silk satin and lace with pastel satin rosettes; drop-waist; sleeveless cream silk satin bodice, scoop neckline, unfitted, multi-colored fabric flowers at upper left shoulder, dropped waistline that arches upwards at center front with curving fabric flowers; mid-calf length cream silk satin skirt gathered at the sides for an effect of panniers, lace panel at the bottom.

Date

1926

Subject

Clothing and dress

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Is Referenced By

For Better and For Worse

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Color Secondary

Dress Type

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Donor

Robert and Jean Fortna

Date Earliest

1926

Date Latest

1926

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn by Gertrude Tomson, who married Ralph Edward Fortna on December 27th 1926 at home in Lincoln Nebraska.

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

some very light stains

Treatment

A slip from Vassar's theatrical costume stock was used as a foundation garment. Netting was pinned to the slip to support the pannier effect of the dress.

Mannequin

7, 1968

Storage Location

J-8

Donation Date

2/2/2004

Work Type

Citation

“Wedding Dress of Gertrude Tomson Fortna,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 14, 2024, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1116.

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