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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Children's Clothing ➔ Dress

Identifier:
128242
Description:
This child's dress is made of brown cotton and braid trim throughout. Silver buttons can be seen decorating the front of the dress and it has a flat collar. It was worn by the donor's aunt Burdus Redford Melcher at the age of 2 at the opening of the Crystal Palace in the 1851 London Exposition.
Date:
1851
Materials:
Cotton
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Arlene Whittemore
Exhibit/Program
Artifact GR (2012 – 2013)
Artifact GR was a project which invited members of the community into the archives of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and asked them to write about their experiences.  The resulting submissions were cataloged in an interactive website (www.artifactgr.org) and in a published book (http://www.blurb.com/b/4400444-the-artifact-projectsoftcover).
Makers/Donors
Arlene Whittemore

Burdus Redford Melcher
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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