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1853-54 day dress with different bodice, to render this outfit serviceable for evening wear.

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The Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, 'High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850s Fashion,' is on display at the museum until March 15, 2005. Here, we see an American dress in two parts from about 1850, made with a jacquard-woven silk compound weave. The man's frock coat, also from the 1850s, is of wool, cotton, and quilted glazed broadcloth; the plush silk hat is French, from about 1840-1865, with a silk twill lining at the brim, a black grosgrain ribbon, and leather hat band.

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Day dress, 1850’s, blue floral lace over white silk(?), lace collar and under sleeves (engageantes), from KULTUREN

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Dress, 1850s, Karen Augusta Antique Lace & Fashion Why is this on Things I Need for College? Now that doesn't make sense.

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Afternoon dress Date: ca. 1855 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mae Schenck, 1963 Accession Number: 2009.300.864

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1850s dress with two flounces hand stitched to the silk underskirt. The type of fabric used is woven a la disposition. This dress has detachable pagoda sleeves and pelerine. Without them the dress is a ballgown; with them it is appropriate for day, with a chemisette and undersleves. The bodice has applied trim of pleated silk ribbon and lace. The pagoda sleeves were basted on. The skirt is cartridge pleated all the way around. The bodice is lined with polished cotton. Click to see other…

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