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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.

Evening dress, 1850-52 US, the Met Museum
Bonnet, ca 1850
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Bonnet, ca 1850

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Mourning dress, ca 1850
Day dress, ca 1850
Robe, ca 1850
Spoon bonnet, ca 1850
Music sheet cover for The Orange Blossom, ca 1850
Music sheet cover for The New Bloomer Polka, 1851
I wonder how many women actually wore them?

Music sheet cover for The New Bloomer Polka, 1851


I wonder how many women actually wore them?

Design for an evening dress, 1850-55, MFA Boston
Dress and cape, ca 1850 United States, MFA Boston

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