Wedding gown, 1880 & 1942
Silk satin, lace, glass beads, and net. No label. Worn by Annie Louisa Libby when she married William French Burrows, 1880 Worn again by granddaughter, Ruth Libby Burrows when she married Lawrence Dawson, 1942
This piece is part of the Chicago History Museum exhibition I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot. The exhibition explores an array of wedding traditions through costume, and how some of those traditions were standardized by Chicago retailers to create the wedding industry we know today.
Chicago History Museum