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Catalog Number 10411-1-(1-2)
Title Dress, Wedding, Gray Silk; Laura Hunzeker to George Meister, 1918
Object Name Dress, Wedding
Description Laura Hunzeker's wedding dress. She married George Meister, Humboldt, NE 1918; Long Sleeve, Silk-Lined Gathered Skirt, Silk Camisole, Gray Beads, brown cumberbund. Files states it is to be worn under dress to cinch in blouson cami. File also states the color was gray because Laura's father had just died and those in mourning were not allowed to wear white, gray was customary.
COLORS: gray, brown
TECHNIQUE: home made
Date 1918
Culture American
Material silk chiffon or georgette crepe, cotton
Made Hunzeker, Freda
Place of Origin Nebraska (Richardson), Humboldt
Used Humboldt; Richardson County
People Meister, Laura
Event Wedding
History Worn by Laura Hunziker at marriage to George Meister, Humboldt, NE, 1918. Made by Laura's sister, Freda. Later worn by two of Laura's granddaughters at their weddings. Julie Meister Fahrlander in 1985 and Jean Lienemann Hillyer in 1993. Donated by grandson of Laura Meister.
Credit line The Family of Laura and George Meister, Humboldt (Richardson), Nebraska
Collection Meister, Family of Laura and George