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Antebellum Fashion

Clothing and accessories worn by men and women before and during the American Civil War.

White organdy skirt and blouse decorated with silver embroidery and iridescent beetle wings, c. 1860s (blouse remade in the 1930s).

Suit worn by Jefferson Davis at the time of his capture

Touch the Elbow - Blogging the Civil War » Archive

Dress (Ball Gown). House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris). Date: ca. 1872. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a,b,c): 55 in. (139.7 cm). Length (c): 23 in. (58.4 cm).

FIGURED SILK DAY DRESS, 1858-1862 Go Back Lot: 583 March/April 2005 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction New Hope, PA 2-piece chocolate brown silk faille w/ small gold floral brocade, box pleated skirt, bodice w/ bishop's sleeve, etched brass ball buttons, B 36", W 28", Skirt L 38", excellent.