Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Your Wedding Gown "Made in America?

The First Lady Caroline Harrison's 1889 inaugural gown was in keeping with the "America First" economic policy of her husband Benjamin Harrison, Caroline’s gown was an "All-American" creation. Made in New York City by William Ghormley's firm, Ghormley, Robes et Manteaux. The Logan Silk Company in Auburn, New York, produced the fabric for the dress, while Indiana artist Mary Williamson designed the brocaded silk fabric in a pattern of Burr Oaks in tribute to Benjamin Harrison's grandfather, President William Henry Harrison.

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