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Costume -- 1850s -- American

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC COSTU-185-Am
Women -- Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1850-1859
Content: 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 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: 33333159225941
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d2df470-c542-012f-c33e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Chemisettes." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1853. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d229-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Chemisettes." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d229-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1853). Chemisettes. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-d229-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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