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Handsome Victorian Boy - CIvil War Era

this was the common women ware because the dress is what was accepted for a women and was made to let her work.

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.

cdv pf young lady by Andrew & Carson, Hillsdale, MI, ca. 1861-1865

This unidentified French woman has such a sweet smile and welcoming face. I cannot help but wonder what kind of person she was and what made her cheerful enough that day to smile for the camera (when doing so was by no means obligatory).

Faces of the Victorian Era, pupa-antiqua: Mrs Gardiner’s children (by Beniah...

Civil War era two sisters at table, unusual collar and in the background appears to be a dead woman - odd photo....

I love anything history-related, and I'm especially fascinated with the Civil War era...

Civil War era bottle with label by Crystal M

This woman wears her large bonnet bow-tie considerably more effectively than the Civil War widow pinned elsewhere on this board. This photgraph comes from a set by daviladraws, via Flickr, that is full of similarly excellent images; click through to the source for a full look, as there are too many wonderful things to pin them all here.

civil war era bone button earrings by luminoddities on etsy $30