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    Civil War Wrappers

    A wrapper was a front-closing, expandable gown that you used while doing housework, or to cover your undergarments while you were getting ready for the day. Pregnant ladies also favored them since they expanded at the back to "grow" with your figure. Wrappers weren't usually seen by the general public, which is a shame because ladies often used wild and exciting designs and colors on them!


    Civil War Wrappers

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    Splendid 1860's Embroidered Pink Cotton Robe Museum de Accessioned | eBay seller fiddybee, all hand stitched & embroidered; double tieredd shawl styled collar, front opening trimmed w/ small crocheted balls, bodice partly lined with cotton, skirt unlined, no underarm discoloration; bust: 36"; waist is adjustable; length: 42"

    Splendid 1860's Embroidered Pink Cotton Robe Museum De-accessioned

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    Adventures of a Costumer: 1860's Silk Wrapper A lovely wrapper, or maybe a dress since she has a hat to go with it nice hat

    Couture Historique: 1860's Silk Wrapper

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    1850s dressing gown. Listed as wool, cotton, silk -- probably wool outer, cotton lining, silk cord. Musee du Costume et du Textile du Quebec.

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    Wrapper drawstring construction. Augusta Auctions

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    Brown wool and quilted blue silk dressing gown, American, circa 1860.

    Dressing Gown | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    1861, Arthur's Illustrated Home Magazine. "Robe de Chambre."

    Arthur's Illustrated Home Magazine

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    1850s-60s paisley wrapper from the Shippensburg Museum's Facebook page.

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    1855, America - Silk dressing Gown

    Dressing Gown | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    CIVIL-WAR-ERA-1850-S-WRAPPER-GOWN-W-PAGODA-SLEEVES-STRAWBERRY-PRINT

    CIVIL WAR ERA 1850’S WRAPPER GOWN W PAGODA SLEEVES & STRAWBERRY PRINT

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    1840S 1860S Wrappers, Civil War

    CIVIL WAR ERA 1850’S WRAPPER GOWN W PAGODA SLEEVES & STRAWBERRY PRINT

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    1860-1865, wrapper, American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts civil war era fashion

    American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts

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    Maternity Dress, circa 1865, United States. Materials: Cotton flannel gingham, silk gingham, velvet ribbon, steel hook and eyes, cotton twill lining (skirt), cotton flour sacks lining (bodice). Label: Part of printing on flour sack lining reads: Love. Wheat. Flour. Creek, PA. Miller.

    Special Occasion

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    1850s Old Print Victorian High Fashion Robe Dress Crinoline Lady Civil War Era | eBay

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    Civil War women's wrapper Susan Green Collection of Historic Clothing John L Wehle Gallery

    The Susan Greene Historic Clothing Exhibit

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    1840s—1860 Ladies’ Pleated Wrapper, Morning Dress, Work Dress and Maternity Dress with pleated bishop or pagoda sleeve, with or without standing collar.

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    Petticoat- for under a wrapper, since the front is so pretty.

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    Antioch Historical Society display - 4. Gotta love the buttons!

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    This is a new dress made from Laughing Moon Mercantile's pattern #118 www.lafnmoon.com

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    interesting wrapper dress with plaid trim. [looking for ownership/provenance for this image; if you know it, please let me know!]

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    Civil War Era Blue Paisley Wool Challis Wrapper Maternity Dress | eBay seller mrandmrsciv; front button closure; blue crochet ball buttons, skirt was later sewn up to 10" from the waist, double drawstring casing at back to adjust dress during pregnancy, back half of skirt tightly gauged, front now knife pleated, bodice has tucks rather than darts; missing neck piping, lined in variety of silks; bust: 42"; waist: 31"; skirt length: 40"; hem width: 135"

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    wrapper with quilted front. Love this CDV.

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    • Kathy Krewer
      Kathy Krewer

      Regretfully, I ask that you please delete this. The owner of the original image let me use it for a presentation in 2005, and be included on a CD given to conference attendees, with the following restriction: ”used by permission of Virginia Mescher – may not be copied or reproduced in any way without express written permission from her.” She had the right to do that. I don’t know how the image got out from the CD, but I'm taking steps now to remove it from sites. I hope you'll understand.

    Delightful c1865 Silk Challis House Dress.

    Delightful c1865 Silk Challis House Dress

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    Morning dress, European, ca. 1865. Cotton muslin. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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    1860.

    #1171, 1860's Exotic Fern & Plaid Green/Black Dress

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    Pattern # 118; Wrapper, Work-Dress, Morning Gown or Maternity Dress Ladies 1840's - 1860's Wrapper with 3 Sleeve Variations, 2 Collars and Belt or Drawstring Option

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