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Two-piece walking dress ca. 1892–94. Tobacco-colored taffeta trimmed with black taffeta mechanical lace. Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace via Europeana Fashion

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Walking dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Sartoria Giuseppa Giabbani Mode e Confezioni, Florence, c. 1891, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

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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

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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.

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