c. 1836 - 1840
Cotton, silk satin and linen
Museum no. T.32-1940
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London
This 1830’s English day dress is cotton printed in a soft pink, red, white and green floral motif against a soft light brown ground. It is edged with green silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton. The sleeves are tightly gathered around the top and loose at the elbow. The long skirt is gathered in at the waist of the tight fitting bodice which is edged with green satin piping.
Photographs of Charles Dickens taken in a New York studio during his second trip to the United States, 1867.
The Stuff that Dreams are made of (1858)
by John Fitzgerald.
A silk mourning dress from France, from the year 1880.
1880s Black & Mint Corset
The label inside reads Marie Grochovska, a Varsovie, Faubourg de Cracovie No 39.
Faubourg de Cracovie is now called Krakowskie Przedmieście. It is a prestigious street in Warsaw’s old city, and with such an address Madame Grochovska’s shop would have been stocked with only the finest money could buy. The corset is made of two layers of silk, the exterior a black brocade and the interior a pale blue moire. The maker’s name is also engraved on the busk. | Kent State University Museum
Lewis Carroll, Anatomy Lesson with Dr. George Rolleston (detail), June 1857
Half-mourning dress (1889 - 1892) by Sara Mayer & A. Morhange, Victoria and Albert Museum
This particular dress has ended up on my blog quite a few times; I just can’t help but reblog it whenever it shows up on my dash— it’s perfect. This really is one of my favorite dresses.
European silk corset, c. 1864.