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Children'S Dresses.

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Children'S Dresses.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Costume -- 1850s -- American

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC COSTU-185-Am
Dresses -- United States -- 1850-1859
Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
Children -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
Content: 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 Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 20 x 14 cm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1637582
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17122151
Barcode: 33333159223524
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2fece580-c542-012f-492c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Children'S Dresses." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d1bd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Children'S Dresses." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 1, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d1bd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1850). Children'S Dresses. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d1bd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Children'S Dresses.