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January fashions, 1871 England, Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

January fashions, 1871 England, Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

An ad for the Up-Town shoe store, ca 1872
Sex sells

An ad for the Up-Town shoe store, ca 1872

Sex sells

New York fashions for fall, 1870 US, Butterick Co

charlestonmuseum:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Red glazed cotton corset, c. 1880.  Made by Farcy & Oppenheim, Paris. Labeled inside “C. P. a la Sirene,” this was one of the finest corset-makers in the late 19th and early 20th century, showing in World’s Fairs and Expositions. The corset laces up the back and has slot and stud fasteners in front, (each stamped “C P”), allowing the wearer to put on her own corset once the proper fit was determined.  Colorful corsets became fashionable and accepted in the 1880s.

This corset is currently on exhibit along with other lacy unmentionables for Valentine’s Day.

TEXTILE TUESDAYS: Each Tuesday we post a piece from our textile collection.  Some items have been on exhibit, some will eventually be shown in our new Historic Textiles Gallery and some may be just too fragile to display. We hope you enjoy our selection each week – do let us know if there’s something in particular you’d like to see on TEXTILE TUESDAY! #TextileTuesday

Visite à l’accouchée by Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter, 1874 Paris, Berko Fine Paintings

Visite à l’accouchée by Edouard Frederic Wilhelm Richter, 1874 Paris, Berko Fine Paintings

(Source: berkofinepaintings.com)

The Dance by Aimé Gabriel-Adolphe Bourgoin, 1870 France, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Dance by Aimé Gabriel-Adolphe Bourgoin, 1870 France, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

(Source: rijksmuseum.nl)

Lord Almeric Athelstan Spencer-Churchill and Lady Clementina Spencer-Churchill by James Sant, 1877 England, private collection

Lord Almeric Athelstan Spencer-Churchill and Lady Clementina Spencer-Churchill by James Sant, 1877 England, private collection

(Source: the-athenaeum.org)

The Yellow Dress by Vincenzo Capobianchi, 1875, private collection

The Yellow Dress by Vincenzo Capobianchi, 1875, private collection

(Source: artrenewal.org)

Waving to the Procession, Paris by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1880 Brussels, private collection
It was sold by Christie’s in 2008.
Click for a massive image

Waving to the Procession, Paris by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1880 Brussels, private collection

It was sold by Christie’s in 2008.

Click for a massive image

An Acquired Taste by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1870’s, private collection
Sold by Christie’s in Amsterdam to an anonymous buyer in 2012.

An Acquired Taste by Albert Roosenboom, ca 1870’s, private collection

Sold by Christie’s in Amsterdam to an anonymous buyer in 2012.

(Source: christies.com)

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