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By the late 1840s, the glass pressing process had improved. As with the earlier Lacy Glass, these “better” pieces were made of Flint Glass (plate, egg cup, goblet, and tumbler in Bellflower pattern c1850)

Early American Pattern Glass made from Flint Glass

Day dress, early 1860s. Purple and white striped silk taffeta set of bodice and skirt, worn over crinoline. Pagoda sleeves with bows; frills on bodice and hem of skirt. Kyoto Costume Institute

Day dress, early Purple and white striped silk taffeta set of bodice and skirt, worn over crinoline. Pagoda sleeves with bows; frills on bodice and hem of skirt. Via Kyoto Costume Institute.

cdv dress  photographer: Pesky Ede (1835 - 1910) - c.a. 1860s  PESKY Ede was a painter and a photographer

cdv dress photographer: Pesky Ede - - c. PESKY Ede was a painter and a photographer civil war era fashion

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CDV, unidentified. ca. 1864.  A young woman of the Civil War era. The inscription on back reads this picture was found by me on the battlefield of Cedar Creek, [W.? L.?] Hood. The name of the woman is not known.  Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Online Photograph Database

American Civil War Life - Pardon a brief anthropology-nerd post, but feel free to share it far and wide! Lo, these many years ago, I was a student in anthropology with a minor in historic archaeology. I… ummm… k…

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