How might your ancestors have dressed in the 1850s? #genealogy #familytree #clothing


Dress, ca. 1845.

Dress 1837 silk met

Dress 1863, American, Made of silk

Evening dress, 1850-52 US, the Met Museum


American 1850-2

Dress ca. 1863 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

18th Century French Robe in Pale Pink and Floral Striped Silk, French 1750-1799 Museum deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lovely stripped silk robe in pale pink with self fabric covered buttons at the collar. Beautiful lace up front with boned interior (three bones remaining).

Circa 1879 dress, American

Dress Date: ca. 1850

Walking ensemble Date: 1887–88 Culture: American or European Medium: silk, glass Accession Number: 1978.295.10a–c The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: ca. 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal

Afternoon dress

Dress Date: 1843 Culture: American Medium: silk

Ensemble: Dress 1775, American, Made of silk

1858-1860 silk dress, American, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Victorian Hat Silk Bonnet Velvet Trim

1910s Evening dress