Archive of ‘Victorian Images’ category

CDVs of Floral Print Gowns

By Jennie Chancey


These two ladies are wearing dresses made of a similar floral print fabric. Both dresses are very simply designed and have real or decorative buttons down the front. The lady on the left has fancier sleeves with small double puffs at the top. She also appears to be wearing a chatelaine or something else with […]

Victorian Studio Portraits

By Jennie Chancey


Here are two ladies wearing identical ballgowns and photographed in the same studio. The names on the backs of the pictures are different, so this isn’t just one woman with two different expressions. The gowns are gorgeous. Note the wonderful lace collars and the patterned silk of the skirts. I heard from a photo archivist […]

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