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.
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Dress ca. 1857From the exhibition “A Century of Style: Costume...

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Wool Dress, Netherlands, circa 1850-1853.

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Womens Dresss 1850s Victorian | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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c.1856 Fichu to match dress

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Womens Dress 1850s Victorian Civil War

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Evening dress ca. 1855-60 From the LEEDS MUSEUM AND GALLERIES

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Evening dress ca. 1855-60 From the LEEDS MUSEUM AND GALLERIES

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Ensemble Date: ca. 1855 Culture: American or European Medium: silk

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Portrait of two women, ca. 1850s. Sixth plate ambrotype on clear glass.

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Ensemble Date: ca. 1855 Culture: American or European Medium: silk

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Dress 1858 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Green silk dress with two bodices, 1860s. Evening bodice has pleated green satin ruffles and rosettes and closes in back with green silk lacing trimmed with green silk tassels. Day bodice trimmed with pleated satin and green satin rosette; lined with cotton; front hook and eye closure. It has long pointed front and back; lined with cotton. Skirt has long back sweep and is fully lined with cotton. Ensemble includes separate belt that has center back peplum. Via fiddybee/ebay.

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Summer Sheer Cotton Dress, ca. 1850

In the Swan's Shadow: Summer Sheer Cotton Dress, ca. 1850

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1850's gown worn by women of the planter class

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c.1850 Victorian Fashion

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Silk gauze evening dress, c. 1855-60 | In the Swan's Shadow

In the Swan's Shadow: Silk gauze evening dress, c. 1855-60

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1850 Dress via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Summer sheer cotton dress, ca. 1848-52 | In the Swan's Shadow

In the Swan's Shadow: Summer sheer cotton dress, ca. 1848-52

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Victorian 1850 Pink Wool Challis Hoop Skirt Dress | eBay

Victorian 1850 Pink Wool Challis Native American Eye Dazzler Hoop Skirt Dress

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TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

In the Swan's Shadow: TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

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TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

In the Swan's Shadow: TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

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TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

In the Swan's Shadow: TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

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TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

In the Swan's Shadow: TEAL WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

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Gail Carriger: Dress, 1855-1858, France. Les Arts Decoratifs.

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