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Dress, Walking House of Worth (French, 1858–1956)

Dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Date: 1888

Man at the beach fined for not wearing decent clothes. Netherlands, Heemskerk, 1931.

Dress, Afternoon. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926). Date: 1905–8. Culture: French. Medium: silk, wool, rhinestones. Dimensions: Length at CF (a): 19 in. (48.3 cm). Length at CB (b): 57 in. (144.8 cm).

Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time. The confiscation act of 1861 allowed seizing Confederate property but did not clarify the fate of captured slaves. One Union general gained notoriety for general order No. 11 which freed all slaves in areas under his control. President Lincoln countermanded this order amid concerns of the political consequences in four slave-holding, border states that remained in the Union.