98.29.3 shown with P82.10.10 (combination petticoat) and bustle (P88.65.4) 1885

98.29.3 shown with P82.10.10 (combination petticoat) and bustle (P88.65.4) 1885

Mid-Victorian Era Petticoat (circa 1870's); Design-American or European.  Medium: cotton; Accession Number: C.I.38.23.284

Mid-Victorian Era Petticoat (circa 1870's); Design-American or European. Medium: cotton; Accession Number: C.I.38.23.284

Evening dress, 1875, Elise, 170 Regent St., London, Metropolitan Museum of Art - front side

Evening dress, 1875, Elise, 170 Regent St., London, Metropolitan Museum of Art - front side

Wedding Corset: 1901, silk satin, silk ribbon.  "Worn by Elizabeth Hooker Cheney at her wedding on September 11, 1901."

Wedding Corset: 1901, silk satin, silk ribbon. "Worn by Elizabeth Hooker Cheney at her wedding on September 11, 1901."

Augusta Auctions, November 2009 Museum Fashion & Textile Sale,  Hand Made Khaki Coutil Corset, C. 1845

Augusta Auctions, November 2009 Museum Fashion & Textile Sale, Hand Made Khaki Coutil Corset, C. 1845

An extant open robe from the the late 1790s, early 1800s.  The open robe is an over dress, with short, 3/4 or long sleeves, the drapes the full length of the gown, but is open in front, closing with a belt under the bust.     The pelisse and spencer are for outside, travelling, and riding, whereas the open robe is more of an evening or indoor garment

An extant open robe from the the late 1790s, early 1800s. The open robe is an over dress, with short, 3/4 or long sleeves, the drapes the full length of the gown, but is open in front, closing with a belt under the bust. The pelisse and spencer are for outside, travelling, and riding, whereas the open robe is more of an evening or indoor garment

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