Clothing and accessories worn by men and women before and during the American Civil War.
Formal dress worn to a wedding, circa late 1860s
White organdy skirt and blouse decorated with silver embroidery and iridescent beetle wings, c. 1860s (blouse remade in the 1930s).
Figured Silk Day Dress, 1858-1862
American, 1860-62, silk, evening dress
1865 ___ Evening Dress w/ 2 bodices ___by Mme. Olympe ___ silk & mother-of-pearl ___ American (New Orleans) ___ "This is one of two extant dresses bearing a Mme. Olympe label. Olympe Boisse was a French-born New Orleans dressmaker who regularly traveled to Paris to keep abreast of trend-setting French fashions of the time." ___ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ___ photo 3
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.
1850s Silk faille gown from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection.