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A view of the Purple bustle worn in the 1870s. Circa 1872-75 at the LA County Museum of Art.
Wedding ensemble Date: 1877 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, leather, linen Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 1976.135a–f
Morning Dress c.1870s The Metropolitan Museum of Art
c.1872–75 purple dress by poteidia. indulgy.com/...
1870 Bustle Culture: American or European Medium: wool, metal
Bright red bustle ca. the 1870s via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mid-Victorian Era Petticoat (circa 1870's); Design-American or European. Medium: cotton; Accession Number: C.I.38.23.284
Bustle, 1873, Austrian. Cotton and horsehair.
Not an 1850s dress, but an unexpected color scheme and graphic trim my protagonist, Clare Hetton, would like.
1887 wedding dress
Morning dress, ca. 1870's. The ruffles are printed onto the fabric-hard stuff to do, back then.
Bustle 1870s The Metropolitan Museum of Art