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1871-1873 cotton dress, Manchester Art Gallery.
1871-1873 - White cotton gauze woven with blue stripes, and narrow red, green, black and yellow stripes, in silk. Two piece. Bodice lined with white silk. V neck, front fastening. Three quarter sleeves. Frill at waist. Neck trimmed. Bust padded. Separate skirt pleated at sides, fastening to left. Frilling at hem. Separate short over skirt fastening center back. Trimmed with frills.
How might your ancestors have dressed in the 1870s? #genealogy #familytree #clothing
Dress, 1871-1873. White cotton gauze woven with blue silk stripes. Manchester City Galleries
The majority of my ancestors were farmers in the 1870s so I hope the ladies wore something a tad more practical while milking cows and baking cornbread :) #genealogy #familytree #clothing
Mine too Anne!
I have seen a picture of my great grandmother in a dress almost identical to this
This dress would be for certain special occasions, I am sure that alot of women had a dress like this, in the back of their closet
I will bet this is either a special occassion dress or a Sunday Dress. Sunday and Special occassions usually called for a different kind of dress than that worn every day.
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Dress Date: 1870s Culture: American Medium: cotton a little early but it reminds me of the ocean
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Part of the list of newspapers in the 1872 Cincinnati, Ohio city directory