1840 Wedding Dress Worn by Elizabeth L.C. Dixon

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Title

1840 Wedding Dress Worn by Elizabeth L.C. Dixon

Subject

Wadsworth Athenaeum Textiles Collection -- lost items

Description

Wedding dress worn on October 1, 1840 by Elizabeth L. C. Dixon on the day of her marriage to James Dixon, Esq. She wore it again in 1842 at her presentation to King Louis Phillippe of France, in Italy when she met Pope Gregory XVI and in 1846 when she met President James Polk; as mentioned in 'Diary of Elizabeth Dixon'; White House History, Issue 33.

The dress was made of cream white satin elaborately embroidered in white on bottom and front in Chinese style with low neck, short sleeves, fitted and boned and sewed onto full skirt.

In 1945, Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling, granddaughter of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon loaned the dress to Wadsworth Atheneum for an exhibit: 'The Costume Collection in the Wadsworth Atheneum', Dec 14, 1946 to Feb 23, 1947.

In 2010 the niece of Miss Welling requested to see the Wedding Dress, and the Wadsworth Atheneum staff confirmed the dress associated with accession number: 1946.375-377 is no longer in the Wadsworth Atheneum collections and staff cannot confirm where it is, when and if it was deaccessioned or sold at auction.

Creator

Unknown

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Files

Elizabeth L.C. Dixon's Wedding Dress
1946 Exhibit featuring wedding gown of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon
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Elizabeth Lord Cogswell Dixon Wedding Portrait
Date Added
August 9, 2017
Collection
PUBLIC MUSEUM COLLECTION
Item Type
Object
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Citation
Unknown, “1840 Wedding Dress Worn by Elizabeth L.C. Dixon,” e A r c h i V e s , accessed July 21, 2024, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/622.