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Antebellum Fashion

Clothing and accessories worn by men and women before and during the American Civil War.

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Antebellum Fashion

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Formal dress worn to a wedding, circa late 1860s

Old Rags - Formal dress worn to a wedding, ca late 1860’s ...

1842 evening dress

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

Augusta Auctions

evening dress, 1865

Old Rags - Evening dress, ca 1865, Musee Galliera

Figured Silk Day Dress, 1858-1862

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Ball Gown. 1860.


American, 1860-62, silk, evening dress

Blue and cream evening dress, circa 1860s

Fripperies and Fobs

Evening dress - 1866, France.

Suit worn by Jefferson Davis at the time of his capture

Touch the Elbow - Blogging the Civil War » Archive

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

Bonnet, 1850, American, made of silk and straw

Bonnet | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

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

12 out of 100 Dresses - Madame Guillotine

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

Dress ca. 1868-1867 via The McCord Museum.

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


ca 1865.

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).

Court train, ca. 1850.

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).

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.

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