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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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    Dressing gown Date: mid-19th century Culture: American or European

    Dressing gown | American or European

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    Petticoat Date: 1860–65 Culture: American Medium: linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 39 in. (99.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Petticoat | American

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    Petticoat Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. Morgan McIlhenney, 1937 Accession Number: C.I.37.29.1

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Petticoat

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    1860s printed wool wrapper. Cuff style is highly unusual -- original? Old eBay auction.

    D303 1860s Printed Wool Robe with Amazing Lining Civil War Era

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    Ca.1860 paisley wool princess-cut wrapper with chenille-fringed open sleeves and matching capelet. Hazel-colored silk insets at side of skirt; open front with frogged button closure; drawstring waist; original cord belt. Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti, Italy.

    Abito femminile da casa con mantellina.

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    "Collar and breakfast dress", The Peterson Magazine, 1863; NYPL 803115

    Breakfast dress ; Collar - ID: 803115 - NYPL Digital Gallery

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    Rich Morning Robe ~ Godey's Lady's Book, January 1864

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    Madeline Wrapper, Peterson’s Magazine- March, 1862

    -Original- Pre 1929 Historical Pattern Collection

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    ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ERA DAY DRESS/WRAPPER c.1860s LG SIZE FOR EASY DISPLAY in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Vintage, Women's Vintage Clothing, Pre-1901 (Victorian & Older) | eBay

    ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR ERA DAY DRESS/WRAPPER c.1860s LG SIZE FOR EASY DISPLAY

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    1865 velvet front closure wrapper in bordeaux

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    In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, n.d.

    In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, n.d.

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    In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, 1861

    In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, 1861

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    The New Arrival, 1862 | In the Swan's Shadow

    In the Swan's Shadow: The New Arrival, 1862

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    Dressing gown, c. 1855, American.

    Dressing gown | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    Sheer cotton wrapper 1860's xa7878p0.jpg (896×700)

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    1850s printed wrapper. Described as cotton, and it could be, but style of print is much more typical of fine wools of the period. Travis Triplett Collection.

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    ca.1859 shawl wrapper from an unknown French periodical. Met Museum (no collections link available).

    In the Swan's Shadow: French, periodical unknown, 1859.

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

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    Woman's Dressing Gown (Morning Dress), Made in United States, c. 1850, Printed wool

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    La Modes Illustree, January 1862

    Ladies Of The 1860s: La Modes Illustree for January 1862

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    Cap with wrapper. Maid also has a cap.

    Jules Trayer (1824 - 1909, French)

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    Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dressing Gown

    Woman's Dressing Gown

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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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