Happily Ever After: 1950

We’re continuing to highlight some of the wedding dresses in our current exhibit ‘Happily Ever After.’  Today, our curator, Ashley Webb, will be looking at a classic 1950 dress.  If you’re new to the site, be sure to check out the posts on our 1858 dress, our 1918 dress, as well as the origins of the tuxedo and an 1860 frock coat.  To see more in this exhibit, stop by the History Museum of Western Virginia Tuesday through Saturday 10-4, or Sunday 1-5.



995.4.1 Gift of Elnora Maxey Paitsel

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Happily Ever After: The Origins of the Tuxedo & 1860

This week, we’re switching gears from wedding dresses to the origins of the tuxedo.  Our Visitor Services Coordinator, Tyler Dodson, wrote the following article, placing the revered evening wear in a Western European historical context.  Curator Ashley Webb follows up with the next installment in this series: an 1860 frock coat.

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