Wedding dress fragment
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 31.1 x 12.4 cm )
Green silk brocade textile fragment with white and pink flowers.
According to the donor, this piece of the brocade is a fragment of the wedding dress of Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816) in New York City in 1763. The donor was the great-granddaughter of Mary Noel Bleecker.
Gift of Mrs. Guy C. Bayley
Mary Noel (1743-1828), who married Anthony Lispenard Bleecker (1741-1816); to their daughter Abigail Bleecker (1779-1861), who married Dr. John Neilson III (1775-1857); to their daughter Julia Neilson (1811-1878), who married Charles Addison Bulkeley (1808-1886); to their daughter Ellen Lorraine Bulkeley (1851-1921), who married Dr. Guy Carleton Bayley (1850-1921).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.