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Splendid 1860's Embroidered Pink Cotton Robe Museum De-accessioned

Details about Splendid 1860's Embroidered Pink Cotton Robe Museum De-accessioned

Splendid 1860's Embroidered Pink Cotton Robe Museum De-accessioned

Silk taffeta

Silk taffeta

CDV: Woman wearing a hooped dress & shawl by London Stereoscopic c.1865

CDV: Woman wearing a hooped dress & shawl by London Stereoscopic c.1865

Silk taffeta and tulle

Silk taffeta and tulle

This might be an example of an "arsenic dress"; the bright green dye contained substantial amounts of arsenic; even knowing this, people still chose to wear the colour.

This might be an example of an "arsenic dress"; the bright green dye contained substantial amounts of arsenic; even knowing this, people still chose to wear the colour.

Evening bodice, circa 1864, likely French. Striped and bright blue taffeta, covered buttons. House of Colour.

Evening bodice, circa 1864, likely French. Striped and bright blue taffeta, covered buttons. House of Colour.

Ca.1865 silk dress with two bodies, two belts, and a sash. Fenimore Art Museum.

Ca.1865 silk dress with two bodies, two belts, and a sash. Fenimore Art Museum.

This 'Bustier' pattern fits extremely close under the bust. The bigger the gap between the two pieces shown (bottom left of the diagram) the tighter the waist will be. Basically it is the difference between the bust and the waist measurement

This 'Bustier' pattern fits extremely close under the bust. The bigger the gap between the two pieces shown (bottom left of the diagram) the tighter the waist will be. Basically it is the difference between the bust and the waist measurement

Mid-1860s brocaded satin striped silk body, interior view.

Mid-1860s brocaded satin striped silk body, interior view.

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