Wedded Bliss Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum | Local Treasure
The Empire-style gown shown here, made from fine cotton voile brought back from India by her fiancé, was worn by Sarah Peirce. In 1801, she wed George Nichols in the very room in which the dress is displayed, the parlor of her childhood home, which is now part of PEM’s sprawling campus in historic Salem, Massachusetts.
Peabody Essex Museum. Open daily 10-5. Admission: $15, seniors $13, students $11, free for Salem residents and children 16 and under. East India Square (161 Essex St.), Salem, MA. 866-745-1876, 978-745-9500; pem.org
For more about “Wedded Bliss” and photos from the exhibit, visit “Just Looking,” Edgar Allen Beem’s art blog.
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