Designer unknown Great Britain About 1862 Silk trimmed with silk braid and beads, lined with glazed cotton, edged with brush braid, hand-sewn Given by Miss Edith Westbrook Museum no. Victoria and Albert Museum
1840 Dinner Dress via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.--cinnamon seems to have been a popular color in California, and the ruffled skirt is seen in paintings of Californio day dresses. Most of the trading ships came from Boston.
1857 Back - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) in taffeta blue. ____ The bodice is closed in front by 7 by 4 hooks and stiff short battens (one front, one rear and two sides). Waist bodice of about 62 cm.
Woman’s Dress (Robe à transformation) France, circa 1865 Silk plain weave (taffeta) with printed warp, moiré finish The “transformation” part being that this is an ensemble with a jacket but no images.