Prom Dress

Description
This flowered prom dress was worn by Josephine Boyd Carpenter in 1956. The white empire-waist dress has short sleeves, a ruffled belt-line, and rings of white and purple flowers. Josephine donated her dress along with her grandfather’s John Covert Boyd’s papers to the museum in 1993. Dr. John Covert Boyd (1850-1924) was a renowned surgeon who served as the medical director of the United States Navy and on the Board of Incorporators of the American Red Cross.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1956
ID Number
1993.0022.008
accession number
1993.0022
catalog number
1993.0022.8
Credit Line
Josephine Boyd Carpenter
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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