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1876: A MOTHER WITH HER ADOLESCENT DAUGHTER. - via Getty Images

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Expanding skirts created a need for appropriate outerwear. One answer was a conical coat or paletot.; this is a great example of a paletot. She also wears a bonnet, but it is very diminutive compared to those worn in the 1830s or 1840s. While the silhouette is conical, it is hard to give an accurate date because the cone is formed by the paletot while the shape of the skirt below is unknown.

Princess Charlotte was ambitious and insisted her husband, Maximilian become Crown Emperor of Mexico. She would later become insane.

civil war era lady in fur muff.  It is fun to say muff.  Muff muff muff.

Older lady wearing her best heavily fur-trimmed paletot, muff and winter bonnet, CDV.

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