1900-1910

Every time I see this style I imagine my mother dressed this way. She was not born in this era - not until the 1930s, actually - but it would suit her so. This folder (and the novel I now desire to base in that time) is in honour of her, my mum, Shirley [Smith] Keevers.
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Evening dress, Mme. Hayward, London, ca. 1909-10. Silk, metal, cotton. This skirt is part of a dress that is included in Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction ca. 1860-1940." She describes it as "an evening dress in black silk net covered with tiny 1/8" silver sequins over an ivory satin underskirt." Museum of London

Evening dress, Mme. Hayward, London, ca. 1909-10. Silk, metal, cotton. This skirt is part of a dress that is included in Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction ca. 1860-1940." She describes it as "an evening dress in black silk net covered with tiny 1/8" silver sequins over an ivory satin underskirt." Museum of London

Evening gown, ca. 1910-1912. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker. Minnesota Historical Society.

Evening gown, ca. 1910-1912. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker. Minnesota Historical Society.

:( 5 yr old after day's work that began at 5 AM, was tired and refused to be photographed, the mother said, 'Oh, She's ugly,' said picking shrimp was very hard on the fingers, Biloxi, MS, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1911-back then everyone worked. "If you want to eat you've got to work."

:( 5 yr old after day's work that began at 5 AM, was tired and refused to be photographed, the mother said, 'Oh, She's ugly,' said picking shrimp was very hard on the fingers, Biloxi, MS, by Lewis Wickes Hine 1911-back then everyone worked. "If you want to eat you've got to work."

French Dress - back - 1910 - by Weeks (French) - Silk, metal - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Style: Art Nouveau - @~ Mlle

French Dress - back - 1910 - by Weeks (French) - Silk, metal - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Style: Art Nouveau - @~ Mlle

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