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Object Name Gown, Wedding
Catalog Number 1915.02.02
Accession number 1915.02.02
Artist Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Date 1812 ca.
Year Range to 1815
Year Range from 1800
Material Silk, Wool
Dimensions L-56 inches
Length (ft) 4.667
Length (in) 56
Description A ladies handstitched dress comprised of a lavender wool twill. There is a deep square neckline in the front with a hook and eye closure and there is a single dart on the proper left of the centered closures. The shoulders are slightly dropped with gathering at the attachment of the long tubular sleeves. At the back there is a low scooped neckline with a peach silk ribbon drawstring inserted into the seam and a white silk ribbon inserted into the waist seam. The dress has an empire waistline with cartridge pleating at the back waist. Just above the hem of the skirt there are three rows of pintucks circling the entire dress.
Provenance Possibly worn by Hannah K. (Schubert) Schultz (1788-1869) on her May 1812 wedding day to George Y. Schultz (1781-1851). They resided in Montgomery County. This dress was donated by her grandson.

GR: 149-12
Notes The information in the accession records refers only to a "grey dress." By process of elimination this dress fits that description. I believe that this dress may have been the wedding dress of Hannah Schubert Schultz because her year of marriage (1813) fits the style of the dress. None of the donor's other grand-, or great grandmothers were married that year, or even close to that year.