A great glimpse of period textiles in use. The plain neck would have been dressed up with a removable collar. Silk dress, American, 1850s, Metropolitan Museum of Art

A great glimpse of period textiles in use. The plain neck would have been dressed up with a removable collar. Silk dress, American, 1850s, Metropolitan Museum of Art

American silk, plaid dress, c. 1844, length at CB: 52"; length at CF: 51.2"; hem circumference: 115"; gift of Art Worker's Club, 1943

American silk, plaid dress, c. 1844, length at CB: 52"; length at CF: 51.2"; hem circumference: 115"; gift of Art Worker's Club, 1943

Dress (image 3 - detail) | American | 1850s | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art |  Accession Number: C.I.63.7.3a, b

Dress (image 3 - detail) | American | 1850s | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.63.7.3a, b

Front detail - Civil War Pagoda Sleeve Ribbon Brown Gown NR | eBay oldfarmer78; bust: 29"; waist: 23: neck to front hem: 53"; sleeve length: 19"; underarm staining, hemline shows wear, soil & period repairs;  [May be an 1850s dress.]

Civil War Pagoda Sleeve Ribbon Brown Gown-NR

Front detail - Civil War Pagoda Sleeve Ribbon Brown Gown NR | eBay oldfarmer78; bust: 29"; waist: 23: neck to front hem: 53"; sleeve length: 19"; underarm staining, hemline shows wear, soil & period repairs; [May be an 1850s dress.]

1860s Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust / Sophia Farley and Renée Harvey - 1860s or 50s?

1860s Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust / Sophia Farley and Renée Harvey - 1860s or 50s?

Evening dress Design House: House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: 1920–22 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal

Evening dress Design House: House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: 1920–22 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal

1850-1890 2-piece floral printed mint green silk chine, trained Watteau back, trimmed w/ serpentine bands of green satin ribbon  w/ underskirt of ivory taffeta decorated w/ green ribbon trimmed tulle flounces,

1850-1890 2-piece floral printed mint green silk chine, trained Watteau back, trimmed w/ serpentine bands of green satin ribbon w/ underskirt of ivory taffeta decorated w/ green ribbon trimmed tulle flounces,

Warp print silk taffeta silk taffeta womans bodice that was worn during the Civil War. The bodice is darted and fully lined with camel cotton.

Warp print silk taffeta silk taffeta womans bodice that was worn during the Civil War. The bodice is darted and fully lined with camel cotton.

Dress (image 4) | British | 1780 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.X.37.33

Dress (image 4) | British | 1780 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.X.37.33

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