Silk wedding dress worn by Magdalene Hendricks Boozé

Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
Magdalene Hendricks Boozé, American, 1902 - 1971
Medium
silk with glass bead trimming
Type
wedding dresses
Place used
Petersburg, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place collected
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
August, 1924
Description
Navy blue silk wedding dress with glass bead detailing. The dress has elbow length sleeves, a loose fitting bodice, and a drop waist. The dress is embroidered with glass beads, done in large roundels scattered across the dress. The neck and sleeve edges also have embroidered designs. There is a matching sash around the waist, fringed with the same beads as the embroidery. There are two snap fasteners at the neckline on the left shoulder.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Families
Fashion
United States--Social life and customs
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robin J. Boozé Miller
Object number
2011.72.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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