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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
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
28 May 2015
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
173740
USNM Number:
E384130-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

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Wedding Couple

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
oil on plywood
Dimensions:
39 3/4 x 31 in. (101.0 x 78.8 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Figure group
Ceremony\wedding
Ethnic\African-American
Dress\ceremonial\wedding dress
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.588
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wedding Couple

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970
Medium:
tempera and pen and ink with pencil on paper mounted on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (44.5 x 34.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1942
Topic:
Figure group
Ceremony\wedding
Ethnic\African-American
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1091
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Wedding

Artist:
Eve Peri, born Bangor, ME 1898-died ca. 1968
Medium:
wool embroidery on linen
Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 32 5/8 in. (76.0 x 82.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1936
Topic:
Ceremony\wedding
Figure group\male and female
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Evander Childs High School, Bronx, New York through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1975.83.119
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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
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.
Topic:
Ceremony\wedding
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance
Object number:
2001.46
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wedding Cake Basket

Artist:
Mary Adams, born Kawehnoke or Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada 1917-died Fort Covington, NY
Medium:
woven sweetgrass and ash splint
Dimensions:
25 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (64.8 x 40.0 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts
Folk Art
Date:
1986
Topic:
Ceremony\wedding
Object\foodstuff\cake
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.
Object number:
1989.30.1A-E
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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
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.
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14089
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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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Announcement of Tamara Toumanova's wedding sent to Joseph Cornell

Creator:
Toumanova, Tamara, 1919-1996
Cornell, Joseph, 1919-1996
Subject:
Toumanova, Tamara
Physical description:
Item : 1 p. 15 x 11 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1944
Summary:
Card announcing Tamara Toumanova's marriage to Casey Robinson on July 30, 1944.
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17781
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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
Summary:
William H. Johnson and Holcha Krake married in Kerteminde on May 29, 1930.
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6617
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William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Wedding Cake Figure

Maker:
Pfeil and Holding, Inc.
Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 4.3 cm; 3 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in
Object Name:
figure
Date made:
ca 1956
Description:
Wedding cake toppers were first produced in the 1880s. However, it was not until they were massed produced in the 1950s that the figures began to reflect different races. Before this time, individual bakers, brides, or family members sometimes painted standard figures to resemble a specific couple. This wedding cake figure from 1956 is one of the earliest to reflect the appearance of the bride and groom. In later years, manufacturers have produced cake figures to appeal to different racial and ethnic buyers. They offer a variety of characteristics such as hair and eye color, mustaches, and even moles to personalize the figures.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Weddings
Family & Social Life
Food
Artifact Walls exhibit
ID Number:
1992.0301.01
Catalog number:
1992.0301.01
1992.301.1
Accession number:
1992.0301
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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
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.
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15720
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Wedding veil

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

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
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-1
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
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: silkscreen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Date:
1950
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.
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert A. and Lynne C. Adams
Accession Number:
2007-28-2
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
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
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Wedding knife

Medium:
Steel, silver, iron, ivory
Type:
cutlery
Decorative Arts
Wedding knife
Made in:
England
Date:
early 17th century
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.
Credit Line:
The Robert L. Metzenberg Collection, gift of Eleanor L. Metzenberg
Accession Number:
1985-103-89
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Priscilla (Pam) M. King; donated to NMAI in 1998.
Catalog Number:
25/4659
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
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
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.
Catalog Number:
11/5490
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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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Golden Wedding

Artist:
Albert Webb, born New York City 1891
Medium:
drypoint
Dimensions:
4 1/2 x 6 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior\domestic
Ceremony\other\anniversary
Figure group\family\spouses
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.290
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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