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Day Gown Europe or United States, c. 1857 Printed twill-striped silk gauze, silk fringe & silk ribbon

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Day dress

(1855-1857) Luxurious velvet dresses embellished with fringe trimmings were highly fashionable during the 1850s. When applied in rows, fringes also simulated flounces and made skirts look even wider.

~1855, Great Britain - Wedding ensemble~ Silk taffeta, netting, ribbon & lace HELENE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States--been here and loved it!

House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1897. Silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1897. Silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Evening Dress 1857, American, Made of silk

Geography: Made in United States, North and Central America Date: c. 1858

Underwater museum, Cancun, Mexico http://www.scubadiveincancun.com/divecancunuwmuseum.html. http://www.litoralverde.com.br/cancun.php

Underwater museum, Cancun, Mexico http://www.scubadiveincancun.com/divecancunuwmuseum.html. http://www.litoralverde.com.br/cancun.php

Dress, Afternoon, silk, American, ca. 1855