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Antebellum Dresses

Research for artwork Day dresses like these would have been worn by Mrs. Donoho while managing her hotel and caring for her children. There are also many lovely ballgowns such as those that may have been worn by her and guests at her balls and formal events in the mid 19th century.


Antebellum Dresses

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A ROYAL BLUE SILK DAMASK GOWN LATE 1850S EARLY 1860S One piece, the bodice pointed and with pleated detail to sloping shoulders, the bell sleeves with net insets ands with separate matching undersleeves and associated white gloves worked in blue-purple 25.5in. (64.7cm.) waist Christie's Auction House

In the Swan's Shadow

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1850s Silk Dress: Silk taffeta with silk galloon, cotton-serge lining, whalebone, metal hook and eye closure, and self-fabric bow and ribbon ornament. Via Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Dress American, mid-19th century | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Dress1850s The FIDM Museum

Wedding Ensemble with Evening Bodice, 1857

Ephemeral Elegance | Wedding Ensemble with Day and Evening Bodices,...

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Wedding Ensemble with Day Bodices, 1857

Ephemeral Elegance | Wedding Ensemble with Day and Evening Bodices,...

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Circa 1850 dress.

Dress | American or European | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ensemble Date: 1856–59 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm) (b) Length at CB: 14 in. (35.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. L. S. Van Inwegen, 1953 Accession Number: C.I.53.67.1a, b

Ensemble | American

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Date: ca. 1858 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 20 1/4 in. (51.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 46 in. (116.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979 Accession Number: 1979.346.55a, b

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Date: ca. 1858 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 20 1/4 in. (51.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 46 in. (116.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979 Accession Number: 1979.346.55a, b

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Day dress, early 1850’s United States, MFA Boston

Ball gown ca. 1852-57 From National Museums Scotland

Fripperies and Fobs

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Dress 1854-1856 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifty Shades of Grey romanticizes and abusive relationship. Instead of buying a ticket, donate to your local domestic abuse shelter.

Dress, 1855-65 From the Chester County Historical Society

Fripperies and Fobs

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Evening/Ball gown, circa 1850, via In the Swan's Shadow:

In the Swan's Shadow: Evening/ball gown, ca. 1850

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Day Dress 1855 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Evening Dress, circa 1850, via The Hoop Skirt Society.

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Evening Dress ca.1855-60. I like the color/pattern combinations of the fabric. I can see this combination in a bustle dress design.

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Silk dress--Zouave jacket, bodice, skirt, and alternate bodice. Photo: Mats Landin. Nordic Museum, Sweden

Circa 1850 cotton dress, American.

Litchfield Ledger - Object

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Two printed cotton 1850s day dresses, the first of pink and white trellis-weave muslin printed with fruits, fan-pleated front bodice with peplum to the waist; the other of mustard and white roller printed cotton with pagoda sleeves, tiered skirt

Red as the Rose, Handtinted English Ambrotype, Circa 1855 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Brown plaid silk 1850-55 Dress altered; extra scraps saved. Fitted straight waist bodice and skirt gathered to band, originally separate pieces. 1840s bodice had a long pointed cf and long tight fitting sleeves. Now pagoda sleeves worn with white cotton undersleeves. Skirt made of 7 lengths of 23" w silk taffeta, 160" at hem, bound in brown cotton. Bodice lined with brown cotton w 2 bones under the gathers, 1 down the rt cf by brass eyes that hook bodice.

In the Swan's Shadow: Brown plaid silk day dress, 1850-55

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