April 2009 archive

1880s Basque

By Jennie Chancey

1880syoungwoman

This lovely young lady is wearing a style so typical of the late 1880s. The form-fitting basque bodice is accented by jet buttons and a pretty appliqued trim. The high collar is fastened with a brooch. Note the ruffled trim at the back of the skirt. This is right after the bustle went out of […]

Three Hairstyle Photos

By Jennie Chancey

1870sneckribbon

Time for some hairdo pictures! The lady on the far left was likely photographed in the late 1860s. Her hair is not quite as high as the styles of the 1870s, but she has the frizzled little “bangs” and the waved sides typical of the late 1860s. Note her fancy neck ribbon. The young lady […]

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