Great-grandmother Lucy’s dress

June 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

I found this dress in my parents’ house. This note, which is pinned to it, is in my mother’s handwriting.

“My great-grandmother, Lucy A. Johnson Wilkins (1816-1893), had this brown dress. She lived in Weston, Vermont, in the white house opposite the present library. A painting on the wall of the Weston Historical Society’s living room shows the house, built by and for Matthew Wilkins.

“My mother, Marion Chapin Wilkins, wore it for the Klondike Ball in Bridgton, Maine, ca. 1948 and again at the Bridgton Bicentennial in 1968. ”

–Dorothy Chapin Wilkins Sanborn, May 6, 1980

Photographed with an Olympus E-PL1 and a Lens Baby Composer.


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