Guess How Much?

April 25, 2019 · Collections ·

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!

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