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CDV by Lytle of Baton Rouge, LA. Here are sleeves similar to the ones I saw on the extant early 1850s dress at the LA State Museum, but more complex pleating. Late 1850s, I'd say. This image helps to contextualize the style of the dress I saw and link it more to Louisiana.

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FOLKS were sold some "BILL OF GOODS" - and they have loved it ever since! DONT JUST PIN! THINK, READ & LEARN!! …3 SLAVES??? Well, this was largely work of orphanages in the South seeking money from RICH WHITE DONORS in the North in the 1860s. Agencies used alot of mixed-breed Children in posters, and it seem to have worked quite well. Click image to see more of the great PR job!

Women from India, Japan, and Syria who completed their education as physicians in Philadelphia, 1885

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