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Circa 1860-1865 green and white gingham check hand-sewn cotton dress, via Ohio State Univ.

The labor of dressmakers was relatively inexpensive in the 19th century, allowing affluent women to commission and own clothing that would be considered of couture-level luxury today. This jacket has 36 velvet covered buttons pink silk trim around the cuffs, neckline and waistline....extraordinary detail, precision and care in the making.

Pink Jacket with Velvet Covered Buttons, 19th century

Pink Jacket with Velvet Covered Buttons, 19th century

Lady's Civil War Era Silk Floral Brocade Bodice, c. 1860 This is a beautiful condition, lady’s original Civil War era bodice, c. 1860’s. This item was deaccessioned from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Beautiful brown and gray silk brocade bodice with brown partial lining. Dropped shoulder seams characteristically of Civil War period bodices.

Woman's Three-piece Seaside Ensemble | LACMA Collections. France, 1864-1867 Cotton plain weave with supplementary warp, and cotton machine embroidery a) Jacket Center back length: 26 1/2 in. b) Bodice Center back length: 20 3/4 in. ; c) Skirt Center back length: 59 1/2 in.

Woman's Three-piece Seaside Ensemble | LACMA Collections

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Day dress in 3 pieces (bodice, skirt, belt). Cream-colored wool with purple polka dots, lined in natural cotton and trimmed with purple silk ribbon. Lace trim on collar and cuffs. Long curved sleeves, full skirt with 3 tiers of ruffles above hem. Mode Museum, Antwerp

Exceptional Design CIVIL WAR ERA Pagoda SLV Full Skirt Fitted TOP Antique Study | eBay seller rosietoesmac; pleated skirt, hand crocheted silk aqua trim; fully lined with brown and tan polished cotton, sleeves partially lined with cream silk satin; 24" open v-nec; 30" bust; 21" waist; 14" shoulder to waist; 44" waist to hem; 172" hem circumference;

Exceptional Design CIVIL WAR ERA Pagoda SLV Full Skirt Fitted TOP Antique Study | eBay seller rosietoesmac; pleated skirt, hand crocheted silk aqua trim; fully lined with brown and tan polished cotton, sleeves partially lined with cream silk satin; 24" open v-nec; 30" bust; 21" waist; 14" shoulder to waist; 44" waist to hem; 172" hem circumference;

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CDV Young Women in Hoop Skirt Sheldon Photographer Kingston CW

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Exceptional Design CIVIL WAR ERA Pagoda SLV Full Skirt Fitted TOP Antique Study | eBay seller rosietoesmac; pleated skirt, hand crocheted silk aqua trim; fully lined with brown and tan polished cotton, sleeves partially lined with cream silk satin; 24" open v-nec; 30" bust; 21" waist; 14" shoulder to waist; 44" waist to hem; 172" hem circumference;

1860's Lovely Victorian Lady Holding A Book (CDV) ~ Location: Birmingham, Alabama

CDV Photo Victorian Lady Crinolined Dress Fashion Dublin 1860s | eBay

Old CDV Lady in Crinoline Dress Ruff Photo Brighton Victorian Hair Fashion 1860s | eBay

1860s black & white striped dress

civil war era wrapper

2012-08-25 KSMF - Purple silk windowpane taffeta bodice and skirt (American), circa 1860.