Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society
Northern Minnesota. My beloved Minnesota. There is nothing like renting a cabin in the woods and getting up early in the morning and sitting at a kitchen window with coffee and wating the sun come up over the lake. Great for getting back in touch with nature. I miss Minnesota so much.