Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
Costume -- 1850s -- American
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1850
Library locationsArt and Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC COSTU-185-Am
TopicsDresses -- United States -- 1850-1859Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859Children -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
NotesContent: Printed on border: "54." "Fig. 1.--Robe of fine cambric. This is one of the most elaborate dresses of the season. The body of the skirt is quite plain, with a deep hem edged by a row of narrow tucks. The first breadth is composed of alternate rows of tucks and fine linen cambric edging to match the embroidery of the fold that completes it. The waist is formed in the same manner as are the sleeves where the edging corresponds to the insertion. It is intended for a child from one to three years old. From six to nine months is the time usually adopted for placing a child in short dresses. They are beginning to learn the use of their limbs, and would be too much confined by the dressing of long robes, however graceful they may be."
"Fig. 2.--A plainer dress, also of cambric, the skirt ornamented only by three narrow tucks above the hem. A belt is inserted, and the waist is made of tucks and edging, arranged in a new style, and fitting into a yoke on the shoulder. The long sleeves may be removed at pleasure. Spotted muslins may be made in the same way to look very prettily. The collar, if considered too heavy for a child's dress, might be omitted entirely, and the robe still be very pretty. Of course, no one is expected to confine herself strictly to one pattern." Written on border: "July 1850."Source note: Godey''s lady''s book. (Philadelphia : [s.n.] 1830-).
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 print : b ; 20 x 14 cm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersDynix: 1637582NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17122151Barcode: 33333159223524Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2fece580-c542-012f-492c-58d385a7bc34
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