Antebellum Fashion

Clothing and accessories worn by men and women before and during the American Civil War.
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Formal dress worn to a wedding, circa late 1860s

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1842 evening dress

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White organdy skirt and blouse decorated with silver embroidery and iridescent beetle wings, c. 1860s (blouse remade in the 1930s).

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evening dress, 1865

Old Rags - Evening dress, ca 1865, Musee Galliera

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Figured Silk Day Dress, 1858-1862

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Ball Gown. 1860.

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CHANTILLY LACE SHAWL, 1850-1860s

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American, 1860-62, silk, evening dress

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Blue and cream evening dress, circa 1860s

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Evening dress - 1866, France.

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Suit worn by Jefferson Davis at the time of his capture

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Girls evening dress by Worth, 1867, France, Royal Ontario Museum.

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Bonnet, 1850, American, made of silk and straw

Bonnet | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Plaid silk, pleated; European, ca 1857. This view shown with black lace collar, undersleeves; colored gloves, decorated bonnet, parasol. MET

Dress | European | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ensemble ca. 1855 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

12 out of 100 Dresses - Madame Guillotine

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Dress ca. 1866 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Dress ca. 1868-1867 via The McCord Museum.

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Dress ca. 1860-1861 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1865-1870.

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ca 1865.

Mme. Olympe | Evening dress | American | The Met

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Dress, Evening. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: 1898–1900. Culture: French. Medium: silk, cotton, glass. Dimensions: Length (a): 17 in. (43.2 cm). Length at CF (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm).

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Court train, ca. 1850.

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Dress (Ball Gown). House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris). Date: ca. 1872. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a,b,c): 55 in. (139.7 cm). Length (c): 23 in. (58.4 cm).

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FIGURED SILK DAY DRESS, 1858-1862 Go Back Lot: 583 March/April 2005 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction New Hope, PA 2-piece chocolate brown silk faille w/ small gold floral brocade, box pleated skirt, bodice w/ bishop's sleeve, etched brass ball buttons, B 36", W 28", Skirt L 38", excellent.

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1850s Silk faille gown from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection.

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