Bustle Era 1870-1889
1886-87 Cream Evening Dress, Philadelphia Museum of Art
WORTH TRAINED and BEADED SATIN BUSTLE DRESS, 1880s 2-piece sapphire blue silk, boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins. Woven Petersham label. (Bodice restyled: sleeves replaced, velvet trim added, tarnish to sequins, bodice lining torn, wear and repair at hem). Whitaker Auctions.
"Half-mourning dress ; New styles for dressing the hair", Peterson's Magazine, March 1873; NYPL 826386