On June 6 of last year, I posted about an 1830s wedding dress that is being stored in the Canadian Costume Museum.
In response to the post, I was contacted by a family member of the original owner who wanted to see the dress in person. Last Saturday, we were able to arrange for the family (about 8 of them) to see the dress. They took photos of themselves with the dress and swapped some information with us. Unfortunately, the photo of Ray (the family member who contacted me) with the dress is blurry. To bad! The funny thing was seeing how much taller Ray was than his great-grandma! We had the hem of the dress near where it would have been when worn and Ray was standing at the same level!
The family shared a photo of great-grandma taken a few decades later than the dress was originally worn. I would guess this was done in the 1860s.It was a bit of a buzz to allow the family the contact with the dress and I felt pleased that my ramblings here helped facilitate that!