Frances Henrietta Delord

Frances Henrietta Delord

    This is the wedding portrait of Frances Henrietta Delord, 18 years old.  She married Henry Livingston Webb, a 37-year-old merchant from Albany.  The wedding took place in the gold parlor room of the Kent-Delord Housek on July 18, 1832.  The wedding dress, which cost the unheard of sum at that time of  $47.19, is still in the museum collection.  After the wedding, she and Henry went on a year's honeymoon in Europe.  When they returned, she was pregnant and they returned to Albany where Henry was having a house built  On February 11, 1834, Frances Henrietta delivered a healthy child, Frances Delord Webb (Fanny).  She was ill for three weeks of childbed fever and Frances Henrietta died on March 15, 1834 at the age of 20.  She was buried in Albany.  Her death was a devastating loss to the family.

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