|Description||Fragment of white brocade mounted on a yellow-backed piece of board. A small sprig of ribbon-tied orange blossoms is attached on the front of the board.|
|Dimensions||H-7.125 W-5.125 inches|
|Owned||Margaret Howell Davis Hayes|
The fabric is a piece of Margaret Davis Hayes' wedding dress. The orange blossoms are presumed to be part of her bouquet.
"No. 6 - With the compliments of Mrs. J. A. Hayes. A piece of the wedding gown of the eldest daughter of Jefferson Davis and a spray of her orange blossoms."
Hayes, Margaret Howell Davis [Mrs. Joel Addison]
Davis, Margaret Howell