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Wedgle, Bessie Ruttman, 1893-1982

 Person

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Bessie and Ellis Wedgle 50th Anniversary, 1964 March

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0013.00096
Overview Bessie and Ellis Wedgle sit front row centered surrounded by unidentified individuals at the Wedgle's 50th anniversary party.
Dates: 1964 March

Bessie Wedgle Wedding Dress

 Collection
Identifier: B124
Overview

Ellis and Bessie Ruttman Wedgle were married in Denver in 1914 after a brief courtship.The two arrived in the United States around 1912, Ellis emigrating from Poland and Bessie from Russia. In Denver, Ellis worked as a pawnbroker, and Bessie was a seamstress. They lived in Denver's west-side immigrant community and raised four children there. The collection consists of one item, the wedding dress worn by Bessie Wedgle in 1914.

Dates: between 1911-1914

Wedding Gown, between 1911-1914

 Item
Identifier: B124.01.0001.00001
Overview The underdress is made from fine pink cotton and has three-quarter length sleeves covered in an ultra-fine silk chiffon. The lace overdress has lace appliqué leaves and flowers, (some have set rhinestones), as well as lace cutwork. A lace covered pinkwaist-cincher is in the center front. A long weighted tassel hangs from a multi-layered peach silk chiffon flower. Most of the lace floral and leaf design is toward the lower edge of the dress. An additional drape of more elaborate lace sweeps up...
Dates: between 1911-1914

Wedding Portrait of Bessie and Ellis Wedgle, 1914 March 17

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0041.00113
Overview Wedding portrait of Ellis and Bessie Wedgle.
Dates: 1914 March 17

Wedgle Family, circa 1920

 Item
Identifier: B063.05.0013.00095
Overview Formal studio portrait of the Wedge family. Back row left to right are Joe, Bessie, Ellis, and Harry; middle row left to right are Shlomo, Rifka, and Morris; and front row left to right are Esther and Isadore.
Dates: circa 1920