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PRINTED VOILE DAY DRESS, 1860s 2-piece white w/ green & brown floral pattern, trimmed w/ aqua ribbon & lace, DLM, B 40", W 29", Front L 42", Back L 53", (period mends in skirt) excellent.

white w/ green & brown floral pattern, trimmed w/ aqua ribbon & lace DLM, B W Front L Back L (period mends in skirt) excellent. April 2006 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction New Hope, PA Augusta Auctions

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Dress Date: ca. 1862 Culture: American Medium: cotton, wool Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 14 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 45 in. cm) Credit Line: The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1981 Accession Number: b

Emerald green silk taffeta dress trimmed with black velvet applique bows, American, 1860s,

Emerald green silk taffeta dress trimmed with black velvet applique bows, American, Kent State University Museum

Dress ca. 1860-1866 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Copper silk Zouave skirt, jacket and white blouse. Tight bodice with round shoulders. high necklines during the day.

Mourning dress ca. 1867-1869 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even thought it is for mourning in, it still is a beautiful dress.

An evening dress from the 1860s made of silk taffeta. Taffeta was an extremely popular material throughout the 19th century and was used in men and women’s clothing especially skirts and petticoats. It was known as ‘rustling silk’ because of the sound it made when moved and was often bought because of this quality.

1866 black silk faille two-piece dress. Though it appears extremely formal and elegant to our contemporary eyes, it would have been worn to a dinner or reception, rather than the most formal of evening balls. The black ground creates a luxurious con

Walking dress Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 in. (40.6 cm) Length at CB (b): 47 in. (119.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969 Accession Number: 2009.300.3336a, b

Silk walking dress, American, ca. This is a sophisticated walking dress with ties to pull the skirts up to ankle length, which allowed the wearer to walk comfortably.

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