Dress: ca. 1800, Portuguese, silk; pearl embroidery.
Starched organdy dress, 1865. Typical of mid-19th century styling, worn by Marianna Heyward (b. 1844) when she married Benjamin Walter Taylor on December 14, 1865. They had 8 children, including early 20th century artist Anna Heyward Taylor. During the Civil War, Benjamin had served as a surgeon, becoming the Medical Director of the Calvary Corps of the Army of Northern VA. Charleston Museum.