Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
Costume -- 1850s -- American
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1853
Library locationsArt and Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC COSTU-185-Am
TopicsWomen -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
NotesContent: Printed on border: "Fig. 1-- A muslin spencer, made by a broad embroidered Swiss insertion down the front, and encircling the throat. This is in turn finished on each side by a medium ruffle of muslin flouncing to correspond. (Flouncing, be it remembered, is the proper name for embroidered muslin or cambric, strips or bands.) With a bow of satin ribbon, or a large brooch, at the throat, this will be found a simple but elegant chemisette. Valenciennes or any thread lace may be arranged in the same manner on a net foundation." "Fig. 2-- A book or Swiss muslin chemisette, intended for mourning. The principal novelty consists in the narrow plaits running crosswise instead of lengthwise. The collar is tucked to correspond, and fits closely to the throat. To be fastened by small pearl or jet studs; a brooch, or bow of black gauze ribbon, at the throat."
"Fig 3-- Chemisette to be worn by a young girl, with a low corsage. It is very simple, and easily arranged; of muslin folds, insertion, and edging. It is more particularly suitable, however, to be worn under a half handkerchief of thulle, the lace coming in close folds to the throat." "Fig 4-- Embroidered on each side, with a ruffle of embroidery laid over." Written on border: "July 1853."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: 33333159225941Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d2df470-c542-012f-c33e-58d385a7bc34
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