dress, bonnet, shawl--this is from a Carte de Viste---a real photo of someone from the Civil War era. I will be posting more of these. They are really eerie, in a way--looking into the face of someone long dead.
Magical 1860's Brown Print Cotton Dress/Paisley Boarder
Magical 1860 039 s Brown Print Cotton Dress Paisley Boarder | eBay ebay seller fiddybee A magical 1860’s Civil War era brown and white print dress. The fabric has a small white and black pattern with exquisite boarders of white paisley pattern that are used on the edge of the pagoda sleeve and hemline. The armscyes and waist are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The skirt is attached to the waist with cartridge pleating. The front of the skirt ...
Dress with day & evening bodices, 1861. Hand-stitched and machine-stitched yellow silk taffeta with cotton lining and cashmere or mohair plush & silk cording. Caroline Bolles Cleveland wore this dress to President Lincoln’s inaugural ball in 1861. Connecticut Historical Society