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Tuesday, January 10

London- V & A Birth, Marriage and Death

This small exhibit was titled "Birth, Marriage and Death.
circa 1850 to 1900

On the left is a very low cut and frilly Wedding Gown.  The black gown on the right is a Mourning Gown.

If you look way up to the left you will see a Christening Gown.

The Christening Gown was positioned in such an awkward way that it was impossible to get a good photograph.

I was able to take a picture of the hem and front.  
You can see that the entire front panel was a delicate lace that continues around the hem.  The base fabric looks like a fine woven cotton and has several tucks along the hem.

Since this small exhibit  spanned 50 years, there is a lot left to the imagination.

I would like an exhibit  that has  50 years of Christening Gowns from simple families right up to the Royal family.

This seems to be a death announcement for Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's beloved husband. 
 I didn't realize he was only 43.

The Queens Mourning Hanky is exquisite.
I would like the information to include where they would commission such a finely stitched piece.

There is always so much more to know!

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Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I have the photo of the wedding dress and hankie as well. Do you suppose she had staff embroiderers? The RSN was founded by one of her daughters, as I'm sure you know.

Sandy Miles-Blaxland said...

Hi Jeannie. Thank you for your lovely words on my blog. Newfoundland is a one of a kind place isn't it. I'm a terrible embroiderer although I do try from time to time; these pieces are beautiful.

Lorie ~ Ferndale Lane Vintage said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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