Know your Victorian looks by TheBrassGlass on DeviantArt
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1855–65 Petticoat. The motif of the eyelet embroidery illustrates the enduring fascination with the paisley motif. The boteh, or paisley, originated in Persia and was disseminated to the Western world through Indian shawls which were at the height of popularity at this time. As was customary, the name of the owner was handwritten in ink for purposes of indentifying ownership for laundering.
Bustle | probably American | The Met
Bustle Date: 1870s Culture: American (probably) Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 35 in. (88.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Harold Koda, 2008 More red undergarments!!
My Weird Hobbies: A Guide to Civil War Clothing
I've been recently asked a few questions concerning how a lady dresses in my Civil War Reenacting hobby, and I thought now might be a good time to cover that. This particular question will depend on the impression you portray, but for the most part, everything is still the same, just the colors and material change. Let’s start with the basics. These will be according to closeness to skin, so we’ll begin with your ‘unmentionables’, and work our way out! Layer 1 * Drawers made of cotton or…