This brown silk dress has two layers of tassels and flared sleeves with fringe trims. It is woven with stripes and geometric patterns at the skirts of the two skirts. Waist d, t t, leaning forward. This dress dates back to 1840 to 1859 when Rebecca Mirik lived in La Crosse.
Rebecca’s husband Nathan was born in New York in 1822. He first came to La Crosse in 1841. When he arrived in the area, it was recorded that there were hundreds of Native Americans.
Nathan is a young fur trader, where he established a position to deal with Native Americans. The actual city of La Crosse was built in 1842.
Nathan married Rebecca Ismon in 1843 when he returned to the east to obtain supplies. He promised to marry Rebecca three years ago before heading to Wisconsin. Before they married, she lived in Vermont. After they got married, they went to La Crosse. They are one of the first white settlers in the area.
The size of this Womens Sexy Dresses suits Rebecca’s many pregnancies. Myricks had eight children and three survived to adulthood. Some of them were born in the area of La Cross and others in São Paulo.
Due to financial and medical setbacks, Myricks left Lacrosse in 1848. They moved to São Paulo, so Myrick can increase his trading risk. Myrick retained some of his commercial interests in La Crosse, but he sold most of his profits to Timothy Burns.
Rebecca died in 1901 and Nathan died in 1903. Many years later, this Womens Sexy Dresses was donated to Lacrosse County Historical Society by the wife of Shepard A. Naylor, Rebecca’s great-granddaughter. In a similar manner, Mrs. Harry E. Cook brought a portrait of Rebecca to Lacrosse from St. Paul. She is the granddaughter of Nathan and Rebecca. They must know the important history of Lacroix’s Myricks.
Rebecca’s costumes are one of a series of handicrafts in the Historical Society series. These works were photographed by intern Sofie Kinzer and transformed into a 3D model. The 3D model – which was made possible through collaboration with David Anderson and the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Department of Archeology and Anthropology – can be seen in our online collection database.
Portraits of Rebecca Myrick and her husband can also be viewed in our online collection database. Here is the link to the embedded 3D model.