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1860 Minnesota Historical Society. Lovely young women. Shear sleeves, handkerchief in front skirt pocket

US Slave:& Ghosts of Andersonville's Prisoner of War Camp & Point Look out Prison Camp. Scotland Md.

Love the detail on the arms and the purse.

After the monster Sherman burned our beautiful homes and towns here in the South, it took us awhile to rebuild our homes and our lives. Even after all these years, we Southerners find it hard to believe that "general" tecumseh was anything other than satan incarnate.

1860 wedding I would love to do something like this *sigh*

Elegance and grace were taught to young ladies from an early age. So much so that even something as simple and mundane as reading radiates an air of refinement.

from eBay

Civil war era cdv photo father & 3 beautiful daughters dresses match detroit mi

great image for hoop length. Note the boning at skirt hem