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    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!

    Afternoon Dress (American) late 1860s silk

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

    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.

    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

    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

    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: ca. 1860 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 1/2 in. (146.1 cm) Credit Line: The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.82.4

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

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

    Wedding Dress Date: 1858–59 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)