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*** I am currently sorting these pins into smaller categories to make past pins easier to find. I didn't realize how many I'd collect! You can find them all resorted onto new boards.***

Costumes militaires français, 1856-1860 Vivandières

Lewis Walpole Library. Image ID: lwlpr09927 Call Number: 800.03.12.04 Creator: Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker. Title: Taking an emetic ICk. Published: [London] : Published by S.W. Fores, No.50 Piccadilly, March 12, 1800.

Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

"The Ruined Girl (1786)", from The History of Love - "In this print of 1786, a young woman of some fashion appears to have received a letter from her beau, informing her that their dalliance is at an end. Knowing that she has surrendered her virtue to an undeserving suitor, she weeps and leans again the sofa for support. A half-draped portrait hanging on the wall, showing a conversing couple hidden from view, hints at their clandestine affair."

The Ruined Girl, 1786

1860s blue silk two piece dress. Ebay: fiddybee

Young woman with asymmetrical bodice. American.

Late 1840s perhaps or early 1850s; Beauty with Bottleneck Curls Dag Daguerreotype | eBay


Caraco à la française, silk taffeta, embroidery, c. 1790, BM 27.738 Textil Museet, Borås, Sweden. [An unusual garment; I wish a front view was available. It has the hood, sacque back, and short length of the Brunswick, but seems to lack the lower sleeves and is definitely worn over paniers. The extremely late date is also unusual; Brunswicks, or German habits, were most popular in the middle part of the century.]

"Miss Barwick" has her very own sedan chair! Wooden doll and sedan chair, c.1760. 24 inches tall on jointed legs in blue silk stockings and tiny leather shoes. Her gesso-covered head is artfully painted, her black enamel eyes sparkle, and her fair curls are human hair. via Two Nerdy History Girls: The Perfect Eighteenth Century Doll