1879 RARE Trained Red Wool Embroidered At Home Robe with Watteau Back with Actual Cabinet Card Photograph of Original Owner. It makes me remember that, even though it might not show up in photos, our ancestors loved to wear color just like we do today.
Dressing gown Date: ca. 1875 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs.
FCBTC / Dress ca. Pale olive green taffeta, damask, and sateen. Cuirasse style bodice, central panel of figured blue-green silk, attatched lace collar. Overskirt of figured silk attatches to bodice and is elaborately draped at the back.
Dressing Gown, European (probably), wool. "though the fabric used to make this robe appears to be a blanket, it is an expensive, high-styled garment which belonged to a fashionable woman and was undoubtedly made in a custom dressmaking or couture house.