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Carte-de-visite photograph by Maull & Co, 1864 London, Manchester Art Gallery

Full length studio portrait of a woman in mourning sitting beside a table. She is wearing a day dress, skirt has an embroidered pattern set at regular intervals, patterned band runs around skirt just below the knee, large lace net hem with scalloped edging, bodice has similar patterned band across the shoulders and bust, upper part of the bodice is quilted with vertical strips, patterned band also runs down the trumpet sleeves, white undersleeves, white lace collar, she has a black lace shawl over one arm. Drawing room backdrop with drape.

EDIT: I don’t think this woman is in mourning. Not really sure where that information is coming from.

Carte-de-visite photograph by Maull & Co, 1864 London, Manchester Art Gallery

Full length studio portrait of a woman in mourning sitting beside a table. She is wearing a day dress, skirt has an embroidered pattern set at regular intervals, patterned band runs around skirt just below the knee, large lace net hem with scalloped edging, bodice has similar patterned band across the shoulders and bust, upper part of the bodice is quilted with vertical strips, patterned band also runs down the trumpet sleeves, white undersleeves, white lace collar, she has a black lace shawl over one arm. Drawing room backdrop with drape.

EDIT: I don’t think this woman is in mourning. Not really sure where that information is coming from.

(Source: manchestergalleries.org)

Taffeta mourning dress, mid-1860’s
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Taffeta mourning dress, mid-1860’s

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(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865
(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)
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(Left) Silk dress, ca 1865

(Right) Mourning dress on which little information is given, ca 1907-08? (my guess)

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Interior with Portraits by Thomas Le Clear, ca 1865 US, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Interior with Portraits by Thomas Le Clear, ca 1865 US, Smithsonian American Art Museum

October fashions, 1864 France, Cendrillon
September fashions, 1864 France, Cendrillon
Fashions for girls and older teens, 1864 US, Peterson’s Magazine
The one on the far right appears to have lost her hand in a freak croquet accident.

Fashions for girls and older teens, 1864 US, Peterson’s Magazine

The one on the far right appears to have lost her hand in a freak croquet accident.

The last set of “names for marking”.  Click for dates.

More embroidery, trimming and edging patterns from the 1860’s.  Click for dates.

A collection of embroidery, edging and trimming patterns from the 1860’s.  Click for dates.

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