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Calendar 2004

The Wedding Dress

Sally Queen, Editor
Texas Tech University Press, publisher
Costume Society of America, partner

$4.00 + s/h

Twelve new collections in North America and their wedding dresses -- great stories on dress designs, wedding customs, and fabrics of these America icons..

Something old, something new . . . something beaded in bronze? Something ostrich-feathered and aqua blue? This surprising book-on-the-wall surveys a much wider history of American bridal dress than the snowy confections summoned by the Victorian-inspired "white wedding" that has come to dominate the most evocative of our cultural traditions. More than seventy gowns, accessories, and historical portraits and anecdotes from twelve North American public and private collections prove that even what is most universal need be anything but uniform. Among these national treasures from 1806-1985 are the dresses of a mid-nineteenth century ship captain's daughter, an American silk heiress, a gold miner's 1863 mail-order bride, and Gertrude Vanderbilt.

Featured Collections:

    January
    Maine Historical Society
    489 Congress Street
    Portland, Maine 04101
    207-774-1822
    www.mainehistory.org

    February
    University of Alberta, Clothing & Textiles Collection
    3-02 Human Ecology Building
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2N1 Canada
    780-492-2528
    www.ualberta.ca

    March
    California Historical Society
    919 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, California 90015-1421
    213-624-1200
    www.calhist.org

    April
    Preservation Society of Newport County
    424 Bellevue Ave.
    Newport, Rhode Island 02840
    401-847-1000
    www.newportmansions.org

    May
    Public Museum of Grand Rapids
    272 Pearl Street NW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504-5371
    616-456-3977
    www.grmuseum.org

    June
    Museum of Texas Tech University
    Fourth Street & Indiana Avenue
    Lubbock, Texas 79409-3191
    806-742-2442
    www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/

    July
    Southern Oregon Historical Society
    106 N. Central Avenue
    Medford, OR 97501-5926
    541-773-6536
    www.sohs.org

    August
    Stephens College, The Costume Research Library
    1200 E. Broadway
    Columbia, Missouri 65215
    573-876-7218
    www.stephens.edu

    September
    Kansas State University Historic Costume Museum
    Department of Apparel, Textiles & Interior Design
    225 Justin Hall
    Manhattan, Kansas 66506
    785-532-6993
    www.ksu.edu/humec/atid/historic

    October
    Molly Brown House
    1340 Pennsylvania Street
    Denver, Colorado 80203
    303-832-4092
    www.mollybrown.org

    November
    The National Society of Colonial Dames of America In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    55 Beacon Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02108-3595
    617-742-3190

    December
    Civil War Weddings
    Susan Anthony, private collector
    CivilWarWeddings@aol.com

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