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Dress, American, circa 1868. Alpaca, velvet ribbon, and covered buttons, silk tassels, cotton linen inner bodice, glazed cotton lining, and metal closure. Skirt fastened at left front with most of fullness in inverted box pleats in back, longer in back for train. Trimmed around neck, sleeves, waist, and bottom of skirt with bands of pinkish-red velvet ribbon. Purple silk tassels on sleeves, front, and waistband. Via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Vintage Fashion: A unique yellow day dress with a full skirt, bands of red velvet ribbon and purple tassels. Circa Photo Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1850s: This plaid silk dress is part of the collection of the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Interesting how it's devoid of any ornamentation except on the sleeves.

This plaid silk dress is part of the collection of the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Interesting how it's devoid of any ornamentation except on the sleeves.

Dress that looks to be made from watered silk, 1858. It has 2 bodices - the short-sleeve with the low neckline for the evening, and the high-necked long-sleeve bodice for daytime wear. Met Museum.

Green transformation dress, 1858 - possibly watered silk. It has 2 bodices - the short-sleeve with the low neckline for the evening, and the high-necked long-sleeve bodice for daytime wear.

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1863 day dress, American, printed wool, silk braid, held at Philadelphia Museum of Art *beautiful fabric colors*

Visiting dress Date: 1863–65 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.204.2a, b

Visiting dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: b Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mid-19th century, America - Dress - Silk taffeta with silk galloon, cotton-serge lining, whalebone, metal hook and eye closure, and self-fabric bow and ribbon ornament

Silk Dress: Silk taffeta with silk galloon, cotton-serge lining, whalebone, metal hook and eye closure, and self-fabric bow and ribbon ornament. Via Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Philadelphia Museum of Art by mykeyII, via Flickr - c1850 Silk Brocade Dress, Philadelphia Museum of Art

c1850 Silk Brocade Dress, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1850 Silk Brocade American origin pre-civil war era fashion - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

- Vestido de noche , 1850 . Seda brocada , algodón , lino . Museo de Arte de Filadelfia ./tcc/

1850 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice silk brocade, cotton/linen lace

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