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Le Messager des Modistes et des Salons, Modes de Paris, Journal Aglaja, February 1863 | In the Swan's Shadow

Le Messager des Modistes et des Salons, Modes de Paris, Journal Aglaja, February 1863

A cream challis ball gown circa 1863, the bodice and skirt adorned with sapphire blue taffeta banding and black bobbin lace, the bodice with cross-over silk banding, the large oval skirt held in large pleats to the rear

A cream challis ball gown circa the bodice and skirt adorned with sapphire blue taffeta banding and black bobbin lace, the bodice with cross-over silk banding, the large oval skirt held in large pleats to the rear

Woman's jacket French, 1912–13 Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth, For House of Worth,

edwardian-time-machine: “ Woman’s jacket French Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth (French, For House of Worth (French, Source ”

Evening/Afternoon Ensemble, With Evening Bodice, Texier St. Engley: ca. 1875, French, silk. "An air of coquettishness and youthful presence inform this set of French dress coordinates. The colorful and spritely decorative details lend a sense of whimsy. The choice of fabric and the inclusion of alternate bodices made this ensemble appropriate for both late day and evening wear."

Circa 1875 silk evening ensemble w/short sleeve bodice by Texier St. The choice of fabric and the inclusion of alternate bodices made this ensemble appropriate for both late day and evening wear, via MMA.

The Chemisette was used as a modesty cover. It would be draped of the shoulders and tucked into the top of the dress

Use this item to write a piece about Abigail arriving in old sydney town. Lace collar - what we might call a "dickey".

Boy's red silk skeleton suit with lace collar and cuffs, American, ca. 1790-1810.

Boy's Skeleton Suit circa Unknown American Maker Place object was created: United States Silk, cording, lace, silk velvet

Spencer Jacket, ca. 1810 from antique-gown on Ruby Lane

Previous note: Spencer jacket in silk, c. "Beautiful stand-up collar, short sleeves. Passament embroidery / ornamental trimmings in front and back. 23 hand made decoration-buttons." (found via Kath)

1860s, America - Dressing gown  Cotton, silk

Dressing gown Date: Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Henri Bendel II, 1955 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dress: 1840's, brocaded silk with design of poinsettias. Worn by Sarah Polk. "It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the 1880s."    Housed in the "First Ladies at the Smithsonian" Gallery (expanded and re-opened 11/19/2011) of the National Museum of American History.

First Lady Sarah Polk first wore this light-blue brocaded silk dress woven with a design of poinsettias in the late It was remade as an evening gown, probably for her niece, in the

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