Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board

Creator: Mme. E. Saunders

Date: 1895

Description: Two piece dress of tan brocade with light blue accents and satin ribbon of light blue and brown; hourglass silhouette. Bodice (a) is boned; band collar closes at center back with metal hooks and eyes; leg o'mutton sleeves; four back princess seams, two side seams, fitted panels on each side with brown stain ribbon in v-shape on bodice front and back, center front gathered panels closing over separate fitted lining with metal hook and eye closures; bows at center front and center back waist, wrists, shoulders, and neck; natural straight waist; twisted edging of brocade and brown stain at waist; dress shields in both sleeves. Skirt (b) is gored with pleated back; floor-length; hook and eye closures at center back; bows of light blue and brown ribbons at front left.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

IP2012001

Title

Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board

Description

Two piece dress of tan brocade with light blue accents and satin ribbon of light blue and brown; hourglass silhouette. Bodice (a) is boned; band collar closes at center back with metal hooks and eyes; leg o'mutton sleeves; four back princess seams, two side seams, fitted panels on each side with brown stain ribbon in v-shape on bodice front and back, center front gathered panels closing over separate fitted lining with metal hook and eye closures; bows at center front and center back waist, wrists, shoulders, and neck; natural straight waist; twisted edging of brocade and brown stain at waist; dress shields in both sleeves. Skirt (b) is gored with pleated back; floor-length; hook and eye closures at center back; bows of light blue and brown ribbons at front left.

Date

1895

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

30.5 inches (chest), 24.5 inches (waist), 34 inches (hips),

Type

Physical Object

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

Closure

Collar

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Costume Components

Chest

30.5

Waist

24.5

Hips

34

All Measurements

30.5 inches (chest), 24.5 inches (waist), 34 inches (hips),

Label

"Made specially for Mme E. Saunders,/ Fashionable Dressmaking,/ Louisville, KY./ c-m/ 3" printed on left dress shield

Date Earliest

1895

Date Latest

1895

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn by Isabel Miller, grandmother of Isabel Plambeck (Vassar class of 1962) and Mary Agnes Norman (Vassar class of 1959) and mother of Isabel Board Foshee (Vassar class of 1931), for her wedding to Milton Board in Hardinsburg, Kentucky in 1895.

Condition Term

very good

Treatment

A foam mannequin was carved to accommodate the lower, smaller waistline, then the mannequin was padded with batting to match the size of dress. A cotton knit cover was placed over the padding, and a full petticoat was dressed on the mannequin to help support the skirt.

Mannequin

Margo

Work Type

Citation

Mme. E. Saunders, “Wedding Dress of Isabel Miller Board,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed April 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/4253.

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