Brides of Yester-year
Introduction

An online exhibit featuring 10 vintage wedding dresses from 1875 to 1917.

 

 

These wedding dresses come from the collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and are displayed in the Ansel B. Cook Victorian Museum in Libertyville, Illinois. The brides who wore these dresses represent a true slice of American society: one of the brides was a Wisconsin farm girl, another an Irish immigrant, and two were Mayor's wives. The dresses are as varied as the women who wore them and each dress reflects the fashion and spirit of the times in which it was worn.

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