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1887 American wool travelling dress. Lovely, simple dress, with some very nicely done trim. And beautiful curved welt pockets!

1887 American wool travelling dress displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lovely trim on this dress

Wedding ensemble Designer: Herman Rossberg (American, active 1880s) Date: 1887 Culture: American Medium: wool Louise Whitfield wore this for her wedding to Andrew Carnegie

Wedding ensemble Designer: Herman Rossberg (American, active Date: 1887 Culture: American Medium: wool Louise Whitfield wore this for her wedding to Andrew Carnegie

Afternoon dress Design House: Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk

Afternoon dress Design House: Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 27 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume

Ballgown, 1780-85 France, Musée des Tissus de Lyon  This dress, also called “robe parée”, is a ball dress. The skirt is worn over a pannier which, early 1780, was less ample than the one used under the dress “à la française”. The decoration consists of appliqué painted flowers, gauze flounces and extremely refined embroideries. It exemplifies the dresses Rose Bertin, Marie-Antoinette’s dressmaker, used to create for the queen.

Ballgown, France, Musée des Tissus de Lyon This dress, also called “robe parée”, is a ball dress. The skirt is worn over a pannier .

Top: Worth, 1874. Cornell Univ. Middle: American, 1880. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bottom: American child's dress, ca. 1885. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Middle: American, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bottom: American child's dress, ca. Metropolitan Museum of Art. This does not look like a child's dress but then in 1885 it could very well be.

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