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Civil War Wrappers

A wrapper was a front-closing, expandable gown that you used while doing housework, or to cover your undergarments while you were getting ready for the day. Pregnant ladies also favored them since they expanded at the back to "grow" with your figure. Wrappers weren't usually seen by the general public, which is a shame because ladies often used wild and exciting designs and colors on them!

Delightful c1865 Silk Challis House Dress.

Delightful c1865 Silk Challis House Dress

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Morning dress, European, ca. 1865. Cotton muslin. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1860.

#1171, 1860's Exotic Fern & Plaid Green/Black Dress

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Pattern # 118; Wrapper, Work-Dress, Morning Gown or Maternity Dress Ladies 1840's - 1860's Wrapper with 3 Sleeve Variations, 2 Collars and Belt or Drawstring Option

Fiber not known, American or European, 1862. Front cut in one piece, 2-piece back, full skirt. Features, collar, flared sleeves, tasseled waist cord, button frogs. Decorated with silk ribbon an gimp. MET- gorgeous wrapper! wrap-it-up

wrapper petticoat 1860s

Mid 19th Century Wrapper

Charming 1860's Print Challis Wrapper Dress Museum de Accessioned | eBay

Charming 1860's Print Challis Wrapper Dress Museum De-accessioned

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civil war era wrapper

February | 2008 | Sentimental Value

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La Modes Illustree, January 1862

Ladies Of The 1860s: La Modes Illustree for January 1862

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Woman's Morning Dress Europe, circa 1865 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Cotton muslin Center back length: 62 in. (157.48 cm) Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.667) Los Angeles County Museum of Art

In the Swan's Shadow

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All The Pretty Dresses: American Civil War Era Wrapper Dress

All The Pretty Dresses: American Civil War Era Wrapper Dress

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1861

1861

Civil War era dress and cape with Union military influence.

RARE Civil War Era Gown w Union Military Influence

Le Bon Ton, January 1859.

In the Swan's Shadow: Le Bon Ton, January 1859.

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Antioch Historical Society display - 1

Antioch Historical Society display

Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860

Lovely cotton sheer early 1860s

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Adventures of a Costumer: 1860's Silk Wrapper A lovely wrapper

Adventures of a Costumer: 1860's Silk Wrapper

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All The Pretty Dresses: Cutest Plaid 1860's Wrapper Evah!

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