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YOUNG LADY’S SUMMER PARTY DRESS, 1860’s. White cotton voile with horizontal pinstripe weave printed with shaded green oak leaves, having drawstring boatneck, short puffed sleeve and three graduated skirt ruffles, self piping, cotton bodice lining, back hooks & eyes. B-32, W-21, L-46. Excellent. $570.
Evening Dress c. 1850-India This elegant dress is made of mull with applications of jewel beetle elytra. 1942 of these glistering forewings, with its color oscillating from green to purple, can be found on the dress, 1548 on the shawl. India was colonized by the British Empire during the mid-18th century, and from the latter half of the 19th century onwards a vast variety of products using jewel beetle embroidery was being exported to the western European markets. Beautiful and splendid…
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Gaucho festival (25th May Declaration of Independance). San Antonio de Areco, Argentina.