This historic piece displays the 1895 leg-of-mutton sleeve. This sleeve was all the rage after the bustle periods but it was most popular during the This sleeve style contributed to the hourglass silhouette that was desired at this time period in fashion.
Dress, Mme Gabrielle: ca. silk faille dress "It was worn by Gertrude Ellen Dupuy who married Henry Shelton Sanford in both of wealthy American families. Gertrude was born in Philadelphia; they married in Paris and then lived in Brussels for a time.