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    36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

    Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

    The Truth Behind Victorian Post-Mortem Photography. Wow.

    hoops had to be removed before taking your seat in a carriage and then they were hooked onto the back of the carriage

    Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers. The colors are still bright and in shade of light celadon to dark green, navy blue to sky blue, and light tan to dark brown.

    daguerreotypeimages: Quarter plate portrait of six women (via Dennis A. Waters Fine Daguerreotypes)

    American Silk Dinner Dress, 1876 ~ Incredible colour and detailing!

    Victorian Bride, 1870's

    An enchantingly lovely white Victorian dress, ca. late 1860s - via the National Museum in Krakow. #Victorian #fashion #1800s

    AN ART NOUVEAU DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND ENAMEL BROOCH, BY BOUCHERON. Designed as a bumblebee with a rose-cut diamond and fancy-cut sapphire body, an old European and rose-cut diamond head and antennae, and cabochon cat's eye chrysoberyl eyes, extending pale greenish blue and lavender plique-à-jour enamel wings, mounted in 18k yellow and white gold, circa 1895, with French assay marks, in a burgundy leather fitted case. With maker's mark for Boucheron.

    DIAMOND DEVANT DE CORSAGE, 1860S. Of foliate design, centring on a diamond cluster within an open work surround of acanthus and ivy leaves, suspending five articulated pendant drops, set with cushion-, pear-shaped, circular- and rose-cut diamonds, further embellished with cushion-shaped and circular-cut stones in cut-down collets, later brooch fitting, original fitted case.

    So, what's underneath it all? This: undergarments, including bustle, c. 1884-1890

    #Looks very late 1880s to me, possibly early 1890s Collection dress #2dayslook # Collectionfashiondress

    “ This 1989 exhibition of the Brooklyn Museum was called The Opulent Era: Fashions of Worth, Doucet and Pingat, and featured many exquisite works from the greatest couture houses of la belle époque. ”

    Parasol Date: late 19th century Culture: American Medium: silk, metal

    Dress, 1890’s, The Costume Gallery (Florence)

    Silk Dinner Dress, 1870 American

    fan pocket!

    Day after wedding dress, ca. 1875. Wool and silk. La Dame de Tours (authentic collection)

    Dark brown silk wedding dress, 1887. Bodice has shawl collar trimmed with wooden beads and 8 large gold metal decorative buttons. High rust- beige-striped velvet collar and dickie front. Tight-fitting 2-piece sleeves with velvet-striped cuff. Lined with twill; attached stays. Back peplum over bustle. Skirt has six gores, one of striped velvet with wood bead trim. Draped with 3 sections of brown silk. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minn.

    Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

    c.1866-67 Worth Dress with Day and Evening Bodices, silk faille & silk tulle, Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Ladies' Polonaise 1888 pattern