- Item 105514 - Ida Bowles' wedding dress, Gorham, ca. 1886
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 105514
- 2589px x 5246px - 8.6"w x 17.5"h @ 300dpi | Need a larger size?
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This two-piece brown faille dress is notable for its iridescent hexagonal glass bead buttons and edge trimming, large looped-up bustle, and a skirt front with an asymmetrically draped swag. Tapes used to hold the bustle in shape survive on the inside of the dress.Show Details
Ida Maxwell Bowles (1858-1934) of Gorham wore this dress when she married Dr. Charles R. Anderson on May 18, 1886 in Westbrook.