Dress, two pieces, circa 1896. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.
Dress, ca. 1880. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with...
Two-pieced dress, possibly British, ca. 1895-1900, in dark blue silk rep. Bodice with high collar, leg o' mutton sleeves, wide lapels of blue moiré and inset of beige silk twill. Comes to a point front and back, lined with cotton, and closes with hooks & eyes. Raised skirt with pocket in right seam. Belt in dark blue velvet. Mode Museum, Antwerp
Silk dress, ca. 1858
Blue silk taffeta evening dress with two-tier skirt. Antedates Virginia Shields Vaden’s marriage to William Vaden in 1858. The bodice is low cut and the sleeves are very long and full. All hems are finished with a border of silver floral jacquard ribbon and fringe. American, ca. 1855 Silk taffeta, jacquard woven ribbon, silk fringe Gift of Ann Jenkins Farmer in memory of our mother Dorothy Longbrake Jenkins Roberts, KSUM 2005.6.4 a-d