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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.07.00101
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
Provenance 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."
People Hayes, Margaret Howell Davis [Mrs. Joel Addison]
Davis, Margaret Howell
Subjects weddings
marriage
women