The Universal Digital Library, million book collection, from Carnegie Mellon University. Search for lace-related terms gives a number of book scans. This effort ended in 2008, and is archived on the Wayback Machine, but the site is very touchy.

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Internet Archive now allows you to capture a web page as it appears now for use as a trusted citation in the future. Or subscribe to Archive-It so you can capture, manage and search your own collections of digital content without any technical expertise or hosting facilities.

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Digital archivists collect born-digital materials such as websites. The Wayback Machine is a internet archives for over 240 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. Simply type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available.

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Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

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Looking for a link that seems to have disappeared check out the- Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Afternoon gown ca. 1896. Blue printed silk with black beaded net inserts over ivory silk satin. Tan & white printed cotton lining inside bodice. Bodice has bolero effect. Full mutton sleeves, full skirt with extra fabric at back. Bows at back neck & waist. Skirt lined in black oilcloth with velvet at inner hem. Antique Dress via The Wayback Machine

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