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Young Woman's Wedding Dress

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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
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Couple

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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wedding Couple

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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

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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lupin Wedding Crown

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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
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wedding Cake Basket

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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

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Subject:
Appel, Marianne
Mecklem, Austin Merrill
Type:
Archival Materials
Photographs
Date:
1937
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : silver gelatin ; 19 x 19 cm.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14089
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Austin Merrill Mecklem and Marianne Greer Appel papers, 1910-2006, bulk 1928-1977
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art
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Announcement of Tamara Toumanova's wedding sent to Joseph Cornell

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Creator:
Toumanova, Tamara, 1919-1996
Cornell, Joseph, 1919-1996
Subject:
Toumanova, Tamara
Type:
Archival Materials
Correspondence
Date:
1944
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Item : 1 p. ; 15 x 11 cm
Summary:
Card announcing Tamara Toumanova's marriage to Casey Robinson on July 30, 1944.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17781
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Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Wedding certificate of William H. Johnson and Holcha Krake

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Subject:
Johnson, William H. (William Henry)
Type:
Archival Materials
Financial/Legal
Date:
1930 May 28
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 marriage certificate ; 34 x 21 cm.
Summary:
William H. Johnson and Holcha Krake married in Kerteminde on May 29, 1930.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6617
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William H. Johnson papers, 1922-1971, bulk 1926-1956
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Wedding Cake Figure

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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

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Subject:
Thayer, Gerald Handerson
Type:
Archival Materials
Photographs
Place:
Dublin, N.H.
Date:
1911 October 30
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Weddings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15720
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950
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Archival Materials
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Archives of American Art

Wedding Box

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Donor Name:
Dr. Eugene I. Knez
Culture:
Korean
Object Type:
Wedding Box
Place:
South, Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
1977-Nov-02
Specimen Count:
2
Record Last Modified:
1 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
329151
USNM Number:
E418743-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Wedding veil

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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
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Wedding Tray

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Donor Name:
Grace M. Mcpherson
Object Type:
Tray
Place:
India, Asia
Accession Date:
1972-Sep-20
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
302309
USNM Number:
E415424-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Miss Blanche Nevin
Culture:
Japanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
21 Aug 1900
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
037003
USNM Number:
E206414-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Mrs. Percy H. Davis
Culture:
Javanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1945-Oct-30
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
171560
USNM Number:
E383873-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Mrs. Percy H. Davis
Culture:
Javanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1945-Oct-30
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
171560
USNM Number:
E383875-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Miss Blanche Nevin
Culture:
Japanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Japan, Asia
Accession Date:
21 Aug 1900
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
1 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
037003
USNM Number:
E206412-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Mrs. Percy H. Davis
Culture:
Javanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1945-Oct-30
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
171560
USNM Number:
E383878-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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Wedding Cup

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Donor Name:
Mrs. Percy H. Davis
Culture:
Javanese
Object Type:
Cup
Place:
Java, Indonesia
Accession Date:
1945-Oct-30
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
30 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
171560
USNM Number:
E383876-0
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Anthropology
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NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
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