Victorian ladies inside the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a metal and glass structure located in the Jardines del Retiro in Madrid (Spain). It was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines, held that year. It was inspired by the Crystal Palace, Paxton (U.K.).
Circa 1880 Dress. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.
ORIGINAL CAPTION: " "Aryan" women who were the mothers of "child-rich" families were given extra food, home help, and holidays. They were even awarded medals. A German mother who has just received the Mother's Cross pushes a baby carriage, accompanied by two of her older children in their Hitler Youth and League of German Girls uniforms. Berlin, Germany, 1942."