Wedding Gown Belonging to Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This is a hand sewn silk wedding gown in an old rose shade with an empire waist. There is a drawstring at the neck and under the bust with straps over the shoulders and no sleeves. There is also a band of silk in a lighter tan colour that extends around the entire bottom of the dress.

This wedding dress was worn at the wedding of Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson, daughter of James Cooper (1797-1832), and James Thompson of Whirlpool Farm on June 1, 1817.
Date of Original:
c. 1817
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
988.D.010.839
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.10012 Longitude: -79.06627
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Falls History Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Wedding Gown Belonging to Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson


This is a hand sewn silk wedding gown in an old rose shade with an empire waist. There is a drawstring at the neck and under the bust with straps over the shoulders and no sleeves. There is also a band of silk in a lighter tan colour that extends around the entire bottom of the dress.

This wedding dress was worn at the wedding of Jennett (Janet) Cooper Thompson, daughter of James Cooper (1797-1832), and James Thompson of Whirlpool Farm on June 1, 1817.