Duster Coat (1910): full-length, light-colored canvas or linen coats worn by horsemen to protect their clothing from trail dust. These dusters were typically slit up the back to hip level for ease of wear on horseback
Duster, 1910, American, Silk As automobiles and the Ford Model T duster became fundamental transportation advancements, clothes adapted to new changes too. The duster was a to the ground jacket used to protect the garments while moving, as the roads were extremely dusty. Although this particular jacket is made of silk, most dusters were linen. Goggles were also paired with this outfit to protect your vision and to maintain good visibility while driving/riding.
Evening dress, Henriette Favre, 1902. Two-piece dress of silk (lace, net, taffeta, velvet), metal sequins, & glass beads. Pigeon-fronted bodice w/high boned collar, long sleeves, large puff at hem. Skirt lightly flared, w/many attached petticoats & sweeping train. Little is known of Mme. Favre. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris. Chicago History Museum
Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.