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Costume history

1800+vintage+clothes | Vintage Clothing 1800-1899

Augustus John, Dorelia, c 1910, Chalk on paper, 14 3/8 x 7 inches

Augustus John | Dorelia | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Day dress of unbleached linen with green silk underslip, 1901-2, Misses Leonard, St. Paul, US, Minnesota Historical Society (And a post from the Dreamstress about brown linen)

Mug shot: Goldie Williams, alias Meg Murphy. Vagrancy, Omaha, Nebraska, 1898

Historic Nebraska Mug Shots, Goldie Williams

Camille Clifford

Blouses - April 1912

1770's hat decorated with gold lace.

Gold turban ornament worked in kundan technique and set with emeralds and diamonds, the reverse with champlevé and overpainted enamel North India or Deccan, 2nd half 11th century AH/2nd half 17th century CE 17.4 cm high; 5.25 cm wide

Noah’s Ark Skating Costume, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ca. 1890s.

Afternoon dress Medium: White cotton piqué and black cotton cording Date: 1867 Country: USA Credit: Museum Purchase

Worth evening dress, 1914 From the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Portrait of a Noblewoman – Donat Nonotte 1760

"Mary Boteler", by John Hoppner, 1786, The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford

Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England, 1825–1895) and House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Evening dresses, 1887 and 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. Orme Wilson and Mr. R. Thornton Wilson in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949 (C.I.49.3.25a,b)

BLUE SILK BROCADE DRESS (back view), c. 1775-1790, England. Steel blue ground w/ meandering allover small floral pattern in French blue & ivory, 3/4 sleeves. Augusta Auctions

1832 wedding gown worn by Anne Ruffin Cameron. Image courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of History.

Beatrix Potter, born in 1866, author of the Peter Rabbit books, pictured with her pet bunny