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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