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Not until the twentieth century did white become the traditional color for a woman to wear on her wedding day. Brides wore brown, gray and other colors. A woman did not expect to use such a gown only once; fine fabrics were too costly to make into a one-event garment. Diadama Morgan (1764-1788) wore this blue wool gown at her wedding to Phineas Field of Northfield in 1785.


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Wedding gown

creator   Unidentified
date   1785
location   Northfield, Massachusetts
process/materials   wool damask
item type   Personal Items/Clothing - Outerwear
accession #   #1874.23.02

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