1850's dress. Cotton was used extensively in the 50's and dress kits of pre printed cotton were sold to be made in the home. Paisley shawls began to be in vogue. These lovely shawls came in pairs and it took a weaver in the mountains in India or surrounding region two years to make. The british occupants in India had signifigant influence on victorian fashion. Summer Dresses, 1850S Dresses, 1840 S Dresses, Historical Fashion, Historical Clothing, 1850 1860, 1850 S Dresses, 1800 S, Vintage Clothing
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Dress ca. 1850. It now appears to be a pale peach colour but I suspect it used to be a much more vibrant colour. When I see these pale ones though I have to admire the women who did the laundry in the house.