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Martha Thompson (Ernest Lord Rutherford's mother) wore this green silk wedding dress when she married James Rutherford on 28 April 1866 in Spring Grove. It is believed to have been dyed using chromite from Dun Mountain, Nelson.
glass buttons, cotton lining, lace cotton wadding, braid
Media and materials
1340 x 1840 mm
clothing; costume; materials; hand stitch; dyes; settlement; weddings; marriages; fashion; stitching; sewing; Martha Thompson; Rutherford; wedding dress; chromite; Dun Mountain, Nelson
Wedding Dress, c1866. Silk. Worn by Martha Thompson when she married James Rutherford at Spring Grove, Nelson. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: A4933.
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