IMPERIAL RUSSIA WINTER PALACE BALL~ 1903. The last imperial ball before the Bolshevik Revolution. Elaborate embroidered and bejeweled costumes with jeweled tiaras .
"Silk hand embroidered lace coat and princess lace robe", The Lace and Embroidery Review, 1909; NYPL 816432
Victorian maid polishing the silver.
Two-piece day dress, ca. 1897. Maroon silk satin with plain-woven stripes of thin white & black stripes lined with tan cotton. Closely fitted, with boned seams & darts. Skirt has very narrow pleats every few inches for ease of movement; pocket in rear right seam. emuseum of the Connecticut Historical Society 1945.1.1115ab: