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Ladies' Bodice
circa late 1850s- early 1860s

Costume presented as a courtesy of:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Dept. of Fashion Design & Merchandising

Back View
Circa late 1850s- early 1860s

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In this view you can clearly see the shape of the pagoda shape. It is narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. This view shows the longer side of the sleeve.

There is a pleat in the center back waistline. Also note, the slight curve of the shoulders and the sleeve seam location on the upper arm.

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