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1865 - A gingham silk taffeta gown with an 18-inch waistline

1865 - A gingham silk taffeta gown with an waistline. Except for the waistline (Winnie is.more "substantial"), this is the kind of dress Winnie would have worn.

1860's Emerald green silk taffeta dress with black velvet bows appliqued with steel cut beading.

Emerald green silk taffeta dress with black velvet bows appliqued with steel cut beading.

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum by LiesbethLap

Zouave jacket ca. early The short, fitted jacket was usually trimmed with a braiding and collarless. It was inspired by Algerian uniforms that were worn as they fought against the French.

Dress, 2 pieces, ca. 1865. Gray silk with embroidered blue satin stripes. Bodice trimmed with lace and lined in satin; skirt lined in taffeta and linen. Photo:  Ares Munio Rodiles. Museo del Traje, Madrid

Dress, 2 pieces, ca. Gray silk with embroidered blue satin stripes. Bodice trimmed with lace and lined in satin; skirt lined in taffeta and linen. Museo del Traje, Madrid by jenniferET

Day dress ca. 1862-64. Blue & brown plaid silk taffeta. High round neckline; whitework collar; blue silk-covered buttons down center front; hidden hook & eye closure at center front; dropped shoulder seam; narrow pagoda sleeves. Skirt has box pleats in front & cartridge pleats in back; brown ribbon appliquéd in geometric design across bodice, at sleeve hem, & along hem of skirt. de Young/Legion of Honor/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Circa blue-and--brown silk taffeta dress with blue silk covered decorative buttons over a hook-and-eye closure. Skirt is box-pleated in front, gauged at back. Brown ribbon forms the geometric pattern. Via De Young Museum.

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