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1893 Wedding Ensemble

Pink Ostrich Feather Fan
1893
Ostrich feathers, celluloid
Gift of Anita Hazelwood Erickson (1945.764)

Worn by Frances E. Merrill (b. 1860) of Merton Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, at her wedding to Albert Rudberg, a veterinary surgeon. The wedding probably was held in Chicago, Illinois. Frances matched this fan to her off-white, light blue, and pink striped wedding dress (1945.930) and off-white silk shoes (1946.701a-b).

   
Wedding Dress
1893
Silk
Gift of Anita Hazelwood Erickson (1945.930)
   
Wedding Dress - back view


   
Wedding Dress - detail
   
Wedding Shoes
1893
Silk, leather
Gift of Anita Hazelwood Erickson (1946.701a-b)
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