Sunday, December 19, 2010

Civil War Clothing Exibit

I went to a Civil War museum this weekend; currently on display were dresses from the Civil War Era. Of course, I had to take pictures! Here are a couple of the pictures.

Civil War Dress
Black Chenille Head Dress (1864 - 1865)

Lace Headpiece (1860s)
Cotton Cuffs (1860s)
"There is lace at stake!" Anyone get the reference?

"Jenny Lind" Hand Fan
Front: Velvet Spoon Bonnet (1862 - 1865)
Back: Lace Bonnet Veil (1860s)
These are just a couple of pictures. It was very interesting. I couldn't believe how small people were back then! The dress in the first picture was really short: I don't think it even reached five feet.

Edit: I added some pictures of the exhibit to the Elegance of Fashion Flickr account. There are some there that I didn't post here. Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I liked the lace headpiece and the Jenny Lind fan. Both pretty! I love seeing my link on your sidebar...I'm working right now with another girl to get a blog button designed, so you can have that to put up when it's done.


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