Early 1870s Dublin CDV

By Jennie Chancey

Here is a lovely Irish lady, photographed in Dublin. Her gown shows the trend toward the bustle that began to appear in the late 1860s.This was probably taken in the early 1870s–note the elaborate trimming of the dress and her “high” hairstyle. You can also see that the skirt is still fairly wide rather than swept back and narrower as began to happen as the bustle shape took over.

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