Clothing and accessories worn by men and women before and during the American Civil War.
Evening dress Date: 1860–62 The flared skirts of the period gradually increased in size throughout and were supported by a number of methods. The fashions during this time allowed the textiles to stand out because of the vast surface areas of the skirt and a relatively minimal amount of excess trim.
American, 1860-62, silk, evening dress
Evening dress - 1866, France.
Plaid silk, pleated; European, ca 1857. This view shown with black lace collar, undersleeves; colored gloves, decorated bonnet, parasol. MET
Ensemble ca. 1855 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dress, Evening House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: 1898–1900 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length (a): 17 in. (43.2 cm) Length at CF (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Eva Drexel Dahlgren, 1976 Accession Number: 1976.258.2a, b This artwork is not on display
Dress, Evening. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: 1898–1900. Culture: French. Medium: silk, cotton, glass. Dimensions: Length (a): 17 in. (43.2 cm). Length at CF (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm).
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.