Photo Description

FASHION DATE: Circa 1890s

HAT DESCRIPTION: This bonnet is garnished with lace and ribbons. It is a typical Spring or Summer style for the years 1893 and 1894.

COSTUME DESCRIPTION: The sleeves on the costume are similar to the styles that were fashionable in the mid-1890s. The leg-o-mutton sleeves are full to middle part between the wrist and elbow. The bodice, lapels, and sleeve cuffs are creatively decoratively with trim. The bodice is probably closed with hook and eyes because no buttons are visible in the front closure. A scarf or tie lies upon the collar. The tie is not placed underneath the collar.

HAIRSTYLE DESCRIPTION: Her hairstyle is close to the head and pulled towards the back. This hairstyle was fashionable in the earlier half of the decade.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Lady: None Provided

Type of Photo: None Provided

Studio: None Provided

Studio Location: None Provided

Date: None Provided

Other information: A private collector loaned this lady's image to The Costume Gallery.


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