Mid 19th Century Night Gown: "The nightgown features a yoked bodice both front and back; the yoke is a double layer of fabric, which adds strength to the shoulders which receive the most wear. There are also reinforcements on the underarms. The front of the yoke and cuffs is trimmed with tucks and white cotton lace. White milk glass buttons the entire front length. Side gussets. All the seams are fully finished, most being flat felled. Measurements: Bust - 50", Shoulders - 19", Length…

Mid 19th Century Night Gown: "The nightgown features a yoked bodice both front and back; the yoke is a double layer of fabric, which adds strength to the shoulders which receive the most wear. There are also reinforcements on the underarms. The front of the yoke and cuffs is trimmed with tucks and white cotton lace. White milk glass buttons the entire front length. Side gussets. All the seams are fully finished, most being flat felled. Measurements: Bust - 50", Shoulders - 19", Length…

An 1860s nightgown--not very different from what "my" Clare might wear in the mid-50s. Elaborate by our standards, but a dream of ease compared to her day clothing.

An 1860s nightgown--not very different from what "my" Clare might wear in the mid-50s. Elaborate by our standards, but a dream of ease compared to her day clothing.

Petticoat Date: 1850–59 Culture: American or European Medium: cotton Dimensions: L. at center back: 40 ½ in. (102.8 cm).

Petticoat Date: 1850–59 Culture: American or European Medium: cotton Dimensions: L. at center back: 40 ½ in. (102.8 cm).

Not a wrapper, but close enough. This is the classic V-yoke shape so popular for night gowns in the 1860s.

Not a wrapper, but close enough. This is the classic V-yoke shape so popular for night gowns in the 1860s.

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