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Title
Fashions, Autumn 1840
Alternative Title
Fashions for September, 1840
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
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Description
The top row of figures shows three women. The woman on the left wears a pink and purple dress with a fitted bodice, full sleeves, and white lace cuffs. Two lines of white lace ruffles run over the shoulders and down the bodice to form a point at the waist. The woman wears white gloves and a white bonnet, which ties under the chin and is trimmed with white plumes and pink flowers. The central woman wears a dotted white, off-the-shoulder dress with long full sleeves, and a ruched neckline. A gold brooch is pinned to her bodice, and she wears a blue lace-trimmed shawl, and white gloves. In her hair, she wears a delicate filet, blue ribbons, and a yellow flower. The woman on the right wears a grey dress with a divided overskirt, full sleeves, and lacy white cuffs. Three rows of tiny ruffles edge the bodice, forming a point at the waist. The woman wears pale blue gloves, holds a closed, white fan in her right hand, and wears a round purple bonnet decorated with pink flowers, and a large, purple-edged white plume. The second row of figures shows two standing women. The woman on the left wears a purple pin-striped dress with an overskirt hemmed with two ruffled flounces that divides to show the underskirt. A row of buttons runs down the front of the bodice and underskirt, and the sleeves are white, ruched, and fitted above the elbow, then purple and full to the lacy white cuffs. The woman wears a short white lace shawl composed of two tiers of eyelet lace, which fastens in the front with a yellow bow. Her white bonnet is trimmed with small pink flowers and lacy white ruffles; it ties under the chin with an off-white bow. The woman wears off-white gloves, black shoes, and white stockings. She holds a lace-edged handkerchief in her right hand and a very small pink parasol in her left. The woman on the right wears a white long sleeved dress with full, bell-shaped skirts trimmed with three deep lace-edged flounces. She wears black shoes, white stockings, and off-white gloves. Her white bonnet ties under the chin and is decorated with pink flowers and bunches of green grapes. Around her shoulders she wears a long deep-pink fringed shawl hemmed with bands of yellow.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/228
Language
English
Subject
Bows (Ribbon work)
Brooches
Buttons
Clothing and dress
Dresses
Fans
Feathers
Flowers
Gloves
Gold jewelry
Handkerchiefs
Hosiery
Lace and lace making
Parasols
Ribbons
Shawls
Women's clothing
Women's hats
Women's shoes
Grapes
Bonnets (Hats)
Fringe
Ruffle
Stockings
Underskirts
Dots
19th C costume England
Time Period
1840-1849
United Kingdom - Early Victorian, 1837-1860
Place
England
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 6.25 x 9.5 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 6
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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