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Civil War Era Clothing

Philadelphia Museum of Art 1850 Silk Brocade Dress

Court dress in the movie L. Visconti's "Ludwig", 1865 reproduction

Придворный костюм в фильме Л. Висконти «Людвиг»

Romantic Era Hooded Cape A rare 1850-1860 beige pumpkin hooded full length cape. The cape is made of a silk and wool blend fabric. The cape has a ruffled collar. The large hood drapes over the shoulder when not worn. It is pleated at the back with a center button. The neckline has a pink and white stripe ribbon with long streamers that extend to the edge of the hemline. The cape has a hook and eye closure near the neckline.

All The Pretty Dresses: Romantic Era Hooded Cape

Dress, ca. 1865-early 1870s. Two bodices, skirt, & petticoat, with skirt bag, hat, & sash. White cotton slinong (?); different pieces have Valenciennes lace, satin ribbon, machine embroidery & porcelain buttons. Evening bodice shown here; buttons in back. Petticoat of off-white cotton batiste. Hallwyl Museum via Wikimedia Commons