How much did this cream rayon satin wedding gown cost in 1941?
Twenty-nine dollars and ninety eight cents. How do we know?
We’ve got the original G. Fox & Co. receipt!
Barbara Doty married Francis Kane at Plymouth Congregational Church in Thomaston, Connecticut, on 11 October 1941. The bride wore matching pumps and a borrowed veil, and she carried white carnations and pink rosebuds. Below is a picture of the happy couple.
If you’d like to see this dress in person, or learn more about our collection of wedding clothing and artifacts, come to our behind-the-scenes program, “Something Old, Something New” on May 11!