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

Handsome Victorian Boy - CIvil War Era

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.

Katherine bodice, and skirt. Not sleeve necessarily.

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

Womens Dresss 1850s Victorian by daviladraws, via Flickr

Mrs. Gardiner’s children

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

I just love these pictures. Makes me wonder about what life was like, their thoughts, dreams.

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 Teal Glass Bottle Mineral Water by TheIDconnection, $22.00

I love her hat/hair adornments with this outfit!