|Dressed for Eternity: Mid-nineteenth Century Burial Dress in Louisiana|
Exhibition Dates: September 2011 - July 2012
Dressed for Eternity: Mid-Nineteenth Century Burial Dress in Louisiana featured burial clothing recovered from cast iron coffins located in St. Joseph Cemetery in Thibodaux, Louisiana, as well as replication garments based on archeological evidence. The period garments were that of two adult women and a young female and male and included: a lady’s nightgown, undersleeve, chemisette, and petticoat; a male burial shroud (a burial-specific garment similar to a nightgown), dress shirt, and bow tie; and a girl’s dress, bonnet, and shoes with gold-embossed angels.
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