1840 Wedding dress

Title

1840 Wedding dress

Subject

Wedding costume

Description

Wedding dress worn by Elizabeth L. C. Dixon on the day of her marriage to James Dixon, Esq. in 1842 at her presentation to King Louis Phillippe of France, 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.

Creator

Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871)

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

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Date Added
August 9, 2017
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Citation
Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871), “1840 Wedding dress,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed May 5, 2021, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/622.