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August 09, 2012


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Becky D

I'll bet I know what motivated a wedding gown post this week!!

Jim Wells

Wow, what a surprise to find a photo of my Grandmother on the FIDM website! I've a similar photo of her in the dress. The handwriting on the FIDM photo was written, I'm pretty sure, by her daughter Elizabeth Wells Jones Andreson (recently deceased). Mary Peterson was James Jackson's youngest daughter. He was from Huntington, West Virginia where he married Isa Lorentz. I have a lot of the dates, etc., if you're interested. I'll ask my Mom (age 94) what she knows about the wedding dress.


Jim Wells

Analou @ Wedding Photographer

I like the style of that wedding gown. I will steal some designs of it. Thanks for posting!

FIDM Museum

Wow! This is why I LOVE posting our collection online! It is wonderful to hear from you. I suspected that Mary Peterson was James Jackson's daughter, but hadn't been able to confirm that info. We would love to learn more about the wearer of this dress and her family! Thanks for taking the time to post our comment on our blog.

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