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Mourning dress, late 1840’s US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning dress, late 1840’s US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Dress and matching cape, ca 1850 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A dress and matching cape of white muslin with white brocaded cotton with all-over design of serpentine stems bearing leaves and five petalled blossoms, printed over with a design of small brown dots and short stemmed rose buds in red and green; (a) bodice fitted and boned, hooked down center back, coming to point in center front, wide flaring neckline, three quarter length bell shaped sleeves edged with two gathered ruffles, skirt very full with fullness gathered all around, four self gathered flounces widening from top to bottom; cape (b) short, high round neck hooked down center front, edged with short gathered ruffle; all ruffles finished with green embroidered scallops; several brown stains.

Dress and matching cape, ca 1850 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A dress and matching cape of white muslin with white brocaded cotton with all-over design of serpentine stems bearing leaves and five petalled blossoms, printed over with a design of small brown dots and short stemmed rose buds in red and green; (a) bodice fitted and boned, hooked down center back, coming to point in center front, wide flaring neckline, three quarter length bell shaped sleeves edged with two gathered ruffles, skirt very full with fullness gathered all around, four self gathered flounces widening from top to bottom; cape (b) short, high round neck hooked down center front, edged with short gathered ruffle; all ruffles finished with green embroidered scallops; several brown stains.

Boudoir slippers, 1849 US, LACMA
These were worn in the days after the owner was married.

Boudoir slippers, 1849 US, LACMA

These were worn in the days after the owner was married.

Dress, 1845-49 US or Europe, the Met Museum
Court dress, ca 1848 Italy (Naples), Museo del Tessuto

Court dress, ca 1848 Italy (Naples), Museo del Tessuto

Bonnet, ca 1850
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Bonnet, ca 1850

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Day dress, ca 1848
Mourning dress, ca 1850
Day dress, ca 1850
Robe, ca 1850
Spoon bonnet, ca 1850

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