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Young Woman's Wedding Dress

Donor Name:
Thomas T. Brown
Collector:
Maj. David H. Brotherton
Culture:
Sioux
Object Type:
Wedding Dress
Place:
Not Given, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1946-Sep-16
Collection Date:
1880
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
173740
USNM Number:
E384130-0
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
28 May 2015
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Lupin Wedding Crown

Artist:
Heikki Seppä, born Viipuri, Finland 1927-died Bainbridge Island, WA 2010
Medium:
formed, hammered, and soldered 18k gold, sterling silver, and diamond
Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 8 x 8 1/4 in. (11.5 x 20.4 x 20.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Jewelry
Crafts
Date:
1982
Topic:
Ceremony\wedding
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
Object number:
2001.46
Description:
In this piece, Heikki Seppä employed two technical innovations for silver and gold: three-dimensional tessellation (the creation of a mosaic pattern using small squares of stone or glass) and the use of 20-gauge silver sheet stock. The title of the piece refers to a Finnish custom similar to "throwing the bouquet." In the wedding rite, the bride wears a gold crown adorned with a lupin, a wild plant symbolizing abundance and fertility. Following the ceremony, the bride is blindfolded and single women dance around her. She then places her wedding crown on one of them, signifying that the recipient is the next to be married.
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Austin Mecklem and Marianne Appel on their wedding day

Subject:
Appel, Marianne
Mecklem, Austin Merrill
Physical description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 19 x 19 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1937
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14089
Summary:
Photo shows Mecklem and Appel outdoors, in their wedding clothes, crouching next to one another on the grass, Appel's bouquet on the ground at her feet.
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Wedding certificate of William H. Johnson and Holcha Krake

Subject:
Johnson, William H. (William Henry)
Physical description:
1 marriage certificate 34 x 21 cm.
Type:
Financial/Legal
Date:
1930 May 28
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6617
Summary:
William H. Johnson and Holcha Krake married in Kerteminde on May 29, 1930.
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William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956
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Archives of American Art
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Gerald H. Thayer and Alma Wollerman's wedding in Dublin, New Hampshire

Subject:
Thayer, Gerald Handerson
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Dublin, N.H.
Date:
1911 October 30
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15720
Summary:
Photo shows the family and wedding guests clustered in front of a house.
Date based on Nelson C. White, Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist, p. 149.
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950
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Archives of American Art
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Wedding veil

Medium:
Medium: cotton muslin
Type:
costume & accessories
Wedding veil
Made in:
USA
Date:
1820
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Sturgis
Accession Number:
1914-39-1-b
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
White work veil embroidered all over with tiny dots in white cotton.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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The Wedding

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Printer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: screen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-1
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A cartoon of a wedding scene, with the bride and groom at center, surrounded by family members, with children in the foreground. In black and multicolor on a light blue ground.
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The Wedding

Designer:
Saul Steinberg, American, b. Romania, 1914–1999
Printer:
Piazza Prints Inc., New York, NY, founded 1946
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: silkscreen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Date:
1950
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-2
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A cartoon of a wedding scene, with the bride and groom at center, surrounded by family members, with children in the foreground. In black on a pink ground.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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The Wedding

Artist:
Seymour Drumlevitch, American, b. Brooklyn, New York, 1923–1989
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Dimensions:
30 1/8 X 22 7/8 IN. IRREG. (76.5 X 58.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(1946)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.1435
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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The Wedding

Artist:
Domenick Turturro, American, b. 1936
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
35 1/8 x 96 in. (89.2 x 243.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1974
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.4696
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Wedding knife

Medium:
Steel, silver, iron, ivory
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Wedding knife
Made in:
England
Date:
early 17th century
Credit Line:
The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg
Accession Number:
1985-103-89
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Blade straight-sided and tapering to a point. Hollow bolster, silver ferrules with geometrical and circular pattern. Ivory handle in honeycomb pattern. Silver cap has rounded end, slightly projecting at the sides, cap decorated with geometrical and circular pattern.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Navajo Wedding

Artists/Makers:
Mike Larsen, Chickasaw, b. 1944
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King), Non-Indian
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Canvas, oil paint, wood
Techniques:
Painted, framed
Dimensions:
78 x 127 cm
Culture/People:
Chickasaw
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
circa 1980
Catalog Number:
25/4659
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Priscilla (Pam) M. King; donated to NMAI in 1998.
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding basket

Media/Materials:
Sumac, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled
Dimensions:
35.1 x 8 cm
Culture/People:
probably Diné (Navajo) (attributed)
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1870-1910
Catalog Number:
11/5490
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Mrs. George (Thea) Heye and donated to MAI or purchased with funds donated by her in 1922.
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding cape

Maker:
Zulu peoples
Medium:
Cloth, beads, metal buttons
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 98 x 93 x 3 cm (38 9/16 x 36 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
Early 20th century
Topic:
Marriage
Adornment
Credit Line:
Museum purchase
Object number:
99-4-2
Label Text:
This is a wedding cape (Izikoti) made of thirteen overlapping cloth panels edged with beaded bands of multi-colored geometric patterns. The panels are layered in sequence so that only the beaded bands are visible. The long white bead tails that hang from the center of the cape indicate that the bride had not borne children before marriage.
Traditionally, a bride herself created one of the bands, usually to convey a personal message. The bands with white fields were made by the bride's older relatives and those with black fields were the work of the younger generations.
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National Museum of African Art Collection
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National Museum of African Art
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Wedding basket

Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, wool yarn, synthetic dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled
Dimensions:
10.2 x 22 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1970-1972
Catalog Number:
25/5312
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Department of the Interior Indian Craft Shop (Washington, DC) in 1972; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding basket

Media/Materials:
Vegetal Fiber, wool yarn, synthetic dye/dyes
Techniques:
Coiled, dyed
Dimensions:
4.7 x 26 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1970-1972
Catalog Number:
25/5330
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from the Department of the Interior Indian Craft Shop (Washington, DC) in 1972; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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Wedding vase

Artists/Makers:
Cora Wahnetah (Cora Arch Wahyahneetah), Eastern Band of Cherokee, 1907-1986
Media/Materials:
Pottery
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, incised
Dimensions:
12 x 14.5 x 21 cm
Culture/People:
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Eastern Cherokee Reservation, Qualla Boundary; Jackson County and Swain County; North Carolina; USA
Date Created:
1964-1965
Catalog Number:
25/9195
Collection History:
Purchased by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives at the Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative (North Carolina) in 1965; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding basket

Donor:
Elsie W. Latham (Mrs. Wesley E. Latham), Non-Indian, 1905-1990
Media/Materials:
Sumac, aniline dye/dyes
Techniques:
Dyed, coiled
Dimensions:
31 x 6 cm
Culture/People:
probably Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (attributed); used by the Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1900-1920
Catalog Number:
25/3206
Collection History:
Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of Elsie W. Latham; bequeathed to MAI circa 1978.
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Ethnographic Items
On View:
The George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding vase

Artists/Makers:
Margaret Tafoya, K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1904-2001
Media/Materials:
Pottery, clay slip
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, burnished, carved, painted
Culture/People:
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Santa Clara Pueblo, Santa Clara Reservation; Rio Arriba County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1970-1973
Catalog Number:
24/7984
Collection History:
Purchased from the MAI gift shop and added to the collection in 1973.
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Wedding vase

Artists/Makers:
Maria Poveka Martinez (Maria Martinez/Marie/Maria Antonia Montoya), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1887-1980
Julian Martinez (Pocano), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1884-1943
Donor:
R. E. Mansfield (Richard E. Mansfield), Non-Indian, 1937-2007
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, modeled, burnished, painted
Dimensions:
15.1 x 17.1 x 25 cm
Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date Created:
1934-1943
Catalog Number:
26/4289
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of R.E. Mansfield (1937-2007), donated to NMAI in 2003.
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National Museum of the American Indian
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