Wedding Dress of Beulah May Christ Hummel

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Beulah May Christ Hummel

Date: 1913

Description: Dress of cream silk with net and lace; bodice of cream cotton net with a draped overlay of lace; six small decorative rhinestones down center front of bodice; cream silk satin embellishment at center front above waist with two small rhinestone buckles; short sleeves with two tiers of lace; high, round neckline with thin silk satin piping; metal snaps at center back of bodice; silk satin sash around natural waist with one end hanging straight to about thigh length at center back; ankle length silk satin skirt with seamed silk satin wrap-style tunic overskirt; the tunic overskirt is hemmed with bugle beads, bugle beads also present on the tunic overskirt going from the waist to the hem following the edge of the wrapped material.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

HH2013001

Title

Wedding Dress of Beulah May Christ Hummel

Description

Dress of cream silk with net and lace; bodice of cream cotton net with a draped overlay of lace; six small decorative rhinestones down center front of bodice; cream silk satin embellishment at center front above waist with two small rhinestone buckles; short sleeves with two tiers of lace; high, round neckline with thin silk satin piping; metal snaps at center back of bodice; silk satin sash around natural waist with one end hanging straight to about thigh length at center back; ankle length silk satin skirt with seamed silk satin wrap-style tunic overskirt; the tunic overskirt is hemmed with bugle beads, bugle beads also present on the tunic overskirt going from the waist to the hem following the edge of the wrapped material.

Date

1913

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

30 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 41 inches (hips), 49 inches (center front length), 50.75 inches (center back length),

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

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Closure

Closure Placement

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Chest

30

Waist

28

Hips

41

Center Front Length

49

Center Back Length

50.75

All Measurements

30 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 41 inches (hips), 49 inches (center front length), 50.75 inches (center back length),

Date Earliest

1913

Date Latest

1913

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

The dress was ordered from a catalogue. Miss Christ had little access to "fine shops" as she lived in a "Pennsylvania-Dutch" farming and coal-mining region.

On November 23, 1913, Beulah May Christ married Lyman Hummel in Ravine, Pennsylvania. Miss Christ was the grandmother of Holly Hummel, Vassar College Drama Department costume designer and faculty member emerita, and founder of the Vassar College Costume Collection.

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Pale stain on the lower right of tunic back, three small rust stains on upper right back. Wearing on lower left back, stains on bottom of left sleeve. Underarm stains, as well as on the bottom center front hem. One bugle bead missing from the upper skirt tunic area. Tuck on the right tunic panel, on the bottom.

Treatment

Mannequin was padded slightly in the bust. Dress was steamed, silk fabric of skirt stiffened slightly after steaming.

Mannequin

Esther

Holding Institution

Work Type

Citation

“Wedding Dress of Beulah May Christ Hummel,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 18, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/3931.

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