Blue taffeta afternoon dress with cashmere shawl, American, 1860s. Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1995.17.52ab  (dress) and 1983.1.1545 (shawl) Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Blue taffeta afternoon dress with cashmere shawl, American, 1860s. Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1995.17.52ab (dress) and 1983.1.1545 (shawl) Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Purple check taffeta skirt and bodice worn with cotton seersucker blouse. American, 1860s dress: KSUM 1995.17.53ab; blouse: KSUM 2008.13.3

Purple check taffeta skirt and bodice worn with cotton seersucker blouse. American, 1860s dress: KSUM 1995.17.53ab; blouse: KSUM 2008.13.3

Brown silk velvet cape with ochre embroidery and fringe, American, ca. 1860. KSUM 2000.33.6

Brown silk velvet cape with ochre embroidery and fringe, American, ca. 1860. KSUM 2000.33.6

Wool burnous over brocaded taffeta evening dress, English, 1860s. Gift of the Martha McCaskey Selhorst Collection, Kent State University Museum, 1996.58.232a-c. Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Wool burnous over brocaded taffeta evening dress, English, 1860s. Gift of the Martha McCaskey Selhorst Collection, Kent State University Museum, 1996.58.232a-c. Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Blue and white striped cotton dress, probably American, 1860s. Silverman/Rodgers Collection, Kent State University Museum, 1983.1.122. (Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.)

Blue and white striped cotton dress, probably American, 1860s. Silverman/Rodgers Collection, Kent State University Museum, 1983.1.122. (Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.)

Purple check taffeta skirt and bodice worn with cotton seersucker blouse.  American, 1860s  dress: KSUM 1995.17.53ab; blouse: KSUM 2008.13.3

Purple check taffeta skirt and bodice worn with cotton seersucker blouse. American, 1860s dress: KSUM 1995.17.53ab; blouse: KSUM 2008.13.3

A collaborative event with the Kent Historical Society brought re-enactors to the exhibit of Civil War fashions.

A collaborative event with the Kent Historical Society brought re-enactors to the exhibit of Civil War fashions.

Carte de visite of Mary & Alice DeLuze, ca. 1860.  Kent State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Silverman/Rodgers papers.

Carte de visite of Mary & Alice DeLuze, ca. 1860. Kent State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives, Silverman/Rodgers papers.


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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley Quilt. American. Made of scraps of Mary Todd Lincoln's dresses. Gift of Ross Trump in memory of his mother, Helen Watts Trump, Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1994.79.1 Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley Quilt. American. Made of scraps of Mary Todd Lincoln's dresses. Gift of Ross Trump in memory of his mother, Helen Watts Trump, Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1994.79.1 Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Carte de Visite of Mary Barton, ca. 1860. Kent State University LIbraries. Special Collections and Archives, Silverman/Rodgers papers.

Carte de Visite of Mary Barton, ca. 1860. Kent State University LIbraries. Special Collections and Archives, Silverman/Rodgers papers.

1860's  R B2-F3 Mary & Alice DeLuze, carte de visite. Verso in penned cursive: ”Mary & Alice Deluze/Alice de Luze married Arthur Foley” Rockwood, Photographer, 839 Broadway, N.Y. W: 2-3/8” x 4”

1860's R B2-F3 Mary & Alice DeLuze, carte de visite. Verso in penned cursive: ”Mary & Alice Deluze/Alice de Luze married Arthur Foley” Rockwood, Photographer, 839 Broadway, N.Y. W: 2-3/8” x 4”

Maiden Aunt in Morning, English Albumen Carte de Visite, Circa 1860

" James Munro operated out of 56 St. The Exotic Nursery was apparently of the plant variety. It was a Canterbury tourist attraction.

Joseph Lister in his 30s  Studio portrait, 1865

Joseph Lister in his 30s Studio portrait, 1865

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