1870 Artist/maker unknown, American. Worn by Mrs. John Cadwalader (Mary Helen Fisher), Philadelphia. Bright blue silk faille and velvet trimmed with ivory silk net ruching. Bodice (a, Center Back Length): 8 inches (20.3 cm) Bodice (b, Center Back Length): 24 inches (61 cm) Skirt (Center Back Length): 63 inches (160 cm) Skirt (Waist): 24 inches
Dinner or evening dress ca. 1870-79. Pistachio green ribbed silk trrimmed with lace, small peacock feathers, and pleated ruffles at hem. Boned bodice lined with natural-colored silk taffeta. Textile Museum & Documentation Center, Spain (IMATEX)
Graduation gown, 1876. Natural form dress, gray/green silk trimmed in cerulean blue. Shirred front bodice, standup collar. Wide lapels trimmed with double piping in both colors; carved shell buttons. Sleeves & skirt hem with knife-pleated ruffles in both colors. Decorative flaps over hips resembling pockets. Skirt with shirred front and loosely tucked & pleated sides with concealed pocket. Bustle made of 2 panels. Bodice lightly boned; both pieces lined w/light tan cotton. Coveted Castoffs
Dress, Mlle Rouault, 1875. White silk bodice with purple print and lace border. Puffed sleeves edged with ruffled purple silk faille and white lace. Rounded rectangular basque, lined front and back with lace. Purple faille skirt with pleated hem.