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Antebellum Dresses

Research for artwork Day dresses like these would have been worn by Mrs. Donoho while managing her hotel and caring for her children. There are also many lovely ballgowns such as those that may have been worn by her and guests at her balls and formal events in the mid 19th century.

~Morning gown 1850s~

LSH | morgonklädning, Vit, Morgonrock

Fringed bodice with pagoda sleeves. 1850s

Evening Dress 1855 The FIDM Museum

1855 evening gown | Evening dress, 1855, Croatia.

Silks and Satins, Velvet and Lace


In the Swan's Shadow: SILK DAMASK MOURNING GOWN, c. 1855


In the Swan's Shadow: SILK DAMASK MOURNING GOWN, c. 1855


In the Swan's Shadow: SILK DAMASK MOURNING GOWN, c. 1855

Black muslin dress, 1850-55 (Translated) Black wool muslin gown, with flared sleeves, tight fitting bodice and five strips (tiers) on the skirt. The bodice with V-neck runs from the front into a point and is lined. On the inside of the body (bodice) are the original waistbands. Along the bottom of the skirt a lace tape along the seam.

In the Swan's Shadow: Black muslin dress, 1850-55

Fashions for March 1850

Women's Fashion prints from the 1830s through 1850s

Evening Dress ca.1850

The HoopSkirt Society

Civil War CDV Lady Day Dress ID Isa Vanfossen by LangdonRoadPhotos, $9.00

1850s American Day dress at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - This is a gorgeous shade of blue, if I may say so myself.

Woman's two-piece day dress

Period Pattern: Lady's Jacket February 1857

Black Cotton Sateen Boots with Patent Toe Foxings and Scallop Tops. 1850-1870

Fashions of 1853: Flounced skirts, cape-like jackets, and heavily trimmed bonnets.

Antique Fashion Prints from the 1850s

Back view of finely striped evening dress, likely silk, British, ca 1855-60. Pointed bodice, short sleeves, pleated bertha, box pleated skirt.Trimmed with velvet and lace. MET

Dress | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

love the HUGE pattern to the dress. How bright it must have been before it faded (Smithsonian c. 1855)

NMAH | Costume Collection

ca 1860s Material purple silk, black and purple velvet. Skirt is a full hoop skirt of 3 superimposed tiers of (1) purple silk (2) bands of purple silk and velvet (3) black velvet (4) black fringe and (5) purple fringe. All over purple silk skirt fully lined (metal hooks at waist band) pleated in back - tight tucks in front of waist band Bodice is high round neck - open sleeves - square waist - purple silk with 10 ball buttons ...

Dress 1850s Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design

Digitalt Museum - Kjole

Woman's two-piece day dress American, about 1855 United States DIMENSIONS Bodice: 56cm (22 1/16in.); skirt: 110cm (43 5/16in.) MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Silk plain weave (taffeta) with weft-float patterning (à la disposition)

Woman's day dress

1850's dress - really like the simplicity of this dress!

Clothing, Victorian and Civil War