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Antique French Work shirt blouse Indigo blue dyed linen smock garment textile

Antique French Work shirt blouse Indigo blue dyed linen smock garment textile

This dress is actually a very 1860’s purple, slightly faded. The calico buttons are a blue pattern which does not relate to the printed cotton pattern of the dress. There is a button on each cuff. The bodice lining closes with hook & eyes, the dress front buttons closed over the lining.

This dress is actually a very 1860’s purple, slightly faded. The calico buttons are a blue pattern which does not relate to the printed cotton pattern of the dress. There is a button on each cuff. The bodice lining closes with hook & eyes, the dress front buttons closed over the lining.

Dress (Underdress)  Date: ca. 1810 Culture: American Medium: cotton    Okay... it's white, but at least not poofy.  I love the shape!

Underdress Date: ca. 1810 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length (from shoulder): 54 in. cm) Credit Line: The Jacqueline Loewe Fowler Costume Collection, Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler, 1980 Accession Number:

Dress, child's, blue and off-white cotton gingham, 1855-1860 | Museum Online Collections | Wisconsin Historical Society

Dress, child's, blue and white cotton gingham, 1855 1860 Looks like it had a back tie at neck.

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Day dress, American, ca. Printed cotton trimmed with lace; Bunka Costume Museum - this screams Diana Barry!

red calico cotton dress with tiny shirring at the top of the arm. The neck is round and has hook and eye closures Dress Measurements are taken across while laying flat: 17" armpit to armpit 12" waist 58.5" long from neck to bottom.

red calico cotton dress with tiny shirring at the top of the arm. The neck is round and has hook and eye closures Dress Measurements are taken across while laying flat: armpit to armpit waist long from neck to bottom.

Bathing suit

Beachwear (Bathing Suit) Date: ca. 1900 Culture: American Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 44 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 25 in.

1858 - 1860 day dress

Green and black silk satin day dress via Smith College Historic Clothing Collection, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Banyan 1820s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Banyan 1820s The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Late 1800's french indigo linen smock, biaude, lin, maquignon, worn by livestock dealer in the South-west area of France.

Late french indigo linen smock, biaude, lin, maquignon, worn by livestock dealer in the South-west area of France.

Petticoat: ca. early 19th century, American, linen.

Back View, Petticoat, early C, American, linen.funny how a petticoat is considered a dress that covers more today.

Petticoat - mid-19th century; probably American; cotton.  met museum.org  Accession Number C.I.51.26.6

Mid century petticoat via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art This quilted petticoat was most likely worn for warmth.

Blouse  Date: 1800–1943 Culture: Romanian Medium: linen

(tonal embroidery for texture) Blouse Date: Culture: Romanian Medium: linen