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Emile Pingat dress ca. 1860 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This gown is a perfect demonstration of the fact that ladies usually chose LOUD color and design combos for their wrappers! This one is so fun!

Dress (Ball Gown) Date: late 1860s Culture: European Medium: silk, cotton. www.metmuseum.org...

American House Cap (circa 1860) made of silk. An earlier version of the cap worn by ladies when relaxing at home. This one is delicately embroidered and adorned with a ribbon

Afternoon Dress (American) late 1860s silk

At the Met: I'm racking my brain on this one. Is it a pelerine or is the bodice constructed with it as an exaggerated bertha? I've so got some one to make this for.

Dress Date: 1860s Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1941 Accession Number: C.I.41.170.3a–c

Dress Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: 1979.346.97a–c Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: ca. 1860 Culture: American Medium: silk

ca. 1860. This is so similar to the dress I just received from Kay Gnagey!

Bonnet Date: ca. 1860 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1971 Accession Number: 1971.242.4