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

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c.1856 Fichu to match dress

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Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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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Womens Dresss 1850s Victorian | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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c.1850 Victorian Fashion

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Womens Dress 1850s Victorian Civil War

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

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

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Wool Dress, Netherlands, circa 1850-1853.

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In the Swan's Shadow: Wool Dress, Netherlands, ca. 1850-53

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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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