– The oldest dress dates to 1850

– The brown street dress and man’s suit came from Mabel Murison and Lloyd McLean in the 1930s

– The white satin dress came from Danna Auvil in the 1950s

– The blue and white polka-dot sild dress came from Wayne Worthen’s mother

– The brown faille dress came from Eileen Doneen

– The blue wool dress came from Emma Johannes

– The white lace dress came from Minni Willms (she is pictured wearing it 50 years later)

– The pictures are from our collection. One is of a French bride who cut up her dress to make

   Christening gowns for her children.