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Muslin Dresses about Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. This is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works, American friends! Naturally, a lady wore a chemise, stays and petticoat beneath. Our American muslin is what the Engish call "calico."

ptp-rlc: French dress from 1810 with a very low neckline. Indianapolis Museum of Art.Accession number:2008.748