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Civil War Era Beauty Photo by: Andrew & Carson Photographers, Hillsdale, MI, USA Date: c. 1861-1865 Type: Carte de Vista (CDV)
War to Prevent Southern Independence era children- the father is absent because he was killed in battle at Cold Harbor by Lincoln's Army. The mother was murdered by Sherman's men. So sad. And all to enforce the Morrill tariff act against the south.
1850s - look at the awkward line where the boned bodice and corset end. by Mirror Image Gallery, via Flickr
this was the common women ware because the dress is what was accepted for a women and was made to let her work.