This dress was worn by Bertha Louise Cox at her wedding. She married James A. Taylor on June 6, 1906, probably by Dr. Tyack. The wedding took place at the First Church in Hightstown. Bertha was the mother of Ruth Taylor Hazel, Catherine Taylor and Vinton Taylor. The dress is loaned by Kyle Taylor Leidy, her granddaughter. The dress is constructed of sheer netting, with machine lace at the bottom of the sleeves, around the top of the bodice and forming a ruffle around the center of the bodice. The exaggerated puff of the front of the bodice, the high neck and the fullness of the sleeves above the elbow is typical of the early decade of the 20th century. Multiple rows of ruching define the waist and are echoed in the sleeve. White kid slippers with two buttons and 1 1/2” heels complete ensemble.
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