Dress Date: 1862–63 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 25 in. (63.5 cm) (b) Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. W. Macy Chamberlin, 1951 Accession Number: C.I.51.46.1a, b
Peterson's 1865 Ball dress of White silk (left), trimmed with bands of crimson velvet, over which falls a broad flounce of white lace. The body is made to correspond with the skirt. Headdress of crimson velvet. Ball Dress of Lemon-Colored Satin (right). The skirt is trimmed with a flounce of white lace and ruchings of satin. The body is finished to correspond. Headdress of small ostrich plumes.
A glorious 1860’s Civil War era slate blue plaid silk and wool blend dress. The bodice has beautiful full sleeve that are trimmed with pleated ruffles and decorative blue silk buttons. The bodice has an attached embroidered whit work muslin collar. It is lined with cotton and has a front hook and loop closure and decorative blue silk buttons. The skirt front is also trimmed with decorative buttons. The skirt is fully lined with cotton.
1860's Civil War Silk Bodice with Pagoda Sleeves seller avivb; double piping at neck, fringe on sleeves, piping at waist and shoulders, lined with cream cotton, sleeves lined in cream silk part way up; back hook & eye closure; bust: 30", waist: 20" [probably originally late 1850s dress as indicated by sleeves, restyled in late Civil War era -- later waistline treatment.]