Monday, December 22, 2014

Wedding gown, ecru silk dress (c. 1855) #197


Wedding gown, ecru silk dress in simple Quaker style, crocheted buttons with silk fichu, net cap. (c. 1855)

In 1855, the bride, Mararet Williams, married Jabez Jenkins. 

The bride and groom sat before the Quaker meeting and recited their vows. There was no minister; they believed that they were married by God. (Quakers did not wear veils)