Two-piece day dress, ca. 1897. Maroon silk satin with plain-woven stripes of thin white & black stripes lined with tan cotton. Closely fitted, with boned seams & darts. Skirt has very narrow pleats every few inches for ease of movement; pocket in rear right seam. emuseum of the Connecticut Historical Society 1945.1.1115ab:

Two-piece day dress, ca. 1897. Maroon silk satin with plain-woven stripes of thin white & black stripes lined with tan cotton. Closely fitted, with boned seams & darts. Skirt has very narrow pleats every few inches for ease of movement; pocket in rear right seam. emuseum of the Connecticut Historical Society 1945.1.1115ab:

Trevillion Images - historical-woman-adjusting-hair

Trevillion Images - historical-woman-adjusting-hair

riding habit 19th century

riding habit 19th century

White-Gold and Diamond Earrings  Damiani's intricate and glittering white-gold-and-diamond Vittoriana earrings conjure festive waltzes in 19th-century ballrooms—Victorian fainting couch optional. $15,140. 212-375-6474; damiani.com.

White-Gold and Diamond Earrings Damiani's intricate and glittering white-gold-and-diamond Vittoriana earrings conjure festive waltzes in 19th-century ballrooms—Victorian fainting couch optional. $15,140. 212-375-6474; damiani.com.

"Head Dresses" (September 1805) - "Though this print is dated September 1805, I suspect it must have actually been issued in October 1805, after the death of Lord Nelson...This sort of general public mourning was typically reserved for a member of the royal family, but the death of Nelson, especially in a battle in which his brilliant strategy brought an end to a French threat by sea, was a powerful emotional blow to the nation."

"Head Dresses" (September 1805) - "Though this print is dated September 1805, I suspect it must have actually been issued in October 1805, after the death of Lord Nelson...This sort of general public mourning was typically reserved for a member of the royal family, but the death of Nelson, especially in a battle in which his brilliant strategy brought an end to a French threat by sea, was a powerful emotional blow to the nation."

Elegant lorgnette - 1840 - would LOVE to have a similar one to tuck into a small purse!

Elegant lorgnette - 1840 - would LOVE to have a similar one to tuck into a small purse!

Oh if I were born in the Edwardian age...it would look like this!

Oh if I were born in the Edwardian age...it would look like this!

Evening Dress 1910-1912 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress 1910-1912 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Appesi a una casa vittoriana, a Londra

Appesi a una casa vittoriana, a Londra

#Gothic model Morticia Eve in a neo-victorian outfit

#Gothic model Morticia Eve in a neo-victorian outfit

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