Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay
Afternoon dress ca. 1897. Silk brocade, velvet, chiffon. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in the Julian area and one of the founders of Banner, California.