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.
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 ...
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
1855 Gry/grn,mar silk;round neck edged w piping;CF opening w worked buttonholes on L side,worked holes on R side for insertion of buttons; straight piped waist; 3 boned darts CF;sm watchpocket at L front waist w outside tab closure;3 pc back;bodice lined w wht cotton;open sleeves, lined w wht cotton,faced w wht silk near opening; band of fabric, trimmed with fringe, applied in swags on sleeves Gauged skirt lined w brn cotton,pink cotton waistband; brn wool braid hem
A Few Fabulous Fashions from 1840's and 1855
1850's Brocade dress made of rich brocade of deep red and black. Left sleeve is actually 9-10 pieces put together and there has been a piece added to the back to enlarge the dress. The collar is actually 2 cuffs sewn together to make a collar. Bust 34, Waist 26, skirt length 37 and 139 inches at bottom.
1850's Lovely Brocade Dress
Cotton print summer gown, ca 1850. Gathered bodice, hook & eye closure, bishop sleeves, 140" skirt, self fabric ruched trim. Argonaut Museum. [more views available]
Summer Gown 1850 | Argonaut Museum
1860's Silk Plaid Civil War Dress Bodice Brown/Gray/Black. Originally created in the 1850's and recreated in the 1860's. Ebay:svpmeow1
Evening gown ca. 1849-65. Cream silk woven with trailing floral & ribbon design in satin embroidered with floral sprigs in pink and green. Two bodices with low, wide V-necklines, lined with silk. Skirt has ribbon rosette inserts on each side and lined with linen. Conner Prairie Historic Clothing
Evening gown ca. 1849-65. Cream silk woven with trailing floral & ribbon design in satin embroidered with floral sprigs in pink and green. Two bodices with low, wide V-necklines, lined with silk. Skirt has ribbon rosette inserts on each side and is lined with linen. Conner Prairie Historic Clothing
Dress, ca. 1859; MMA C.I.38.101.12a, b