Cultural Objects, Textiles
PeopleMaker/Creator: Octavia Pack Dickerson Janney
Associated Person: Cora Janney Dickerson
PlacesFloyd (Courthouse District)
- Length of skirt: 29 inches
- Waistline: 33 inches
This black crepe dress has a sash sewn from the same translucent material. The dress collar, cuffs, and front placket are trimmed with lace. The dress buttons are decorated with rhinestones; the buttons on the sash and cuffs are a different but compatible design. At some point the skirt was patched along the front hem with a remnant of the original material (photo on the left). An undergarment, also of a translucent black fabric, completes the outfit.
KeywordsWedding dress, crepe material
Octavia Pack (1884-1958) was the daughter of Isham and Louisa Cockram Pack of Patrick County. In 1903 she married Peter Dickerson. She later married Creed Janney and their daughter Cora Janney Dickerson was born in 1911. Cora also wore this dress and may have made some alterations to it.