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Title
Dresses, 1831
Alternative Title
Modes de Paris.
Contributor
Petit Courrier des Dames (publisher)
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the Ella Strong Denison Library at http://libraries.claremont.edu/denison
Description
Two women and a young girl model their French fashions for 1831. The woman in the center wears a white blouse with scalloped collar and yoke. The collar and yoke of the blouse have double layers of scallops, pinned at the throat with a oval gold brooch. The leg o' mutton drop-shouldered sleeves have a double layer of scallops that start narrow at the center front of the waistline and extend over the shoulder, widest at the shoulder to create even more width. The scallops are edged with black embroidery. The blouse is paired with a light green ankle length skirt dotted all over with gold decorative motifs. Her hair is styled in bunches of side curls, braids at the crown, and a very large decorative tortoise shell comb on the top. She wears tear drop earrings and black shoes, and holds a small blue book open in her hand. A second woman with her back to the viewer sits in a chair and displays the back view of a similar outfit. Her outfit is all white, and shows the back v of the shoulder ruffles and how her hair is styled with a center part. Standing with her back to the viewer is a young girl in a pink knee length dress with a full skirt, buttoned down the back of the bodice. The white double ruffled collar is the same, but the pink yoke is trimmed with a single row of narrow fringe, over white leg o' mutton sleeves. She wears white lace edged pantalettes and green boots. The child's hair is dressed in side curls and two long braids down her back. She stands on her tip toes reaching up towards the woman's hand.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/598
Language
French
Subject
Blouses
Bodices
Braid
Brooches
Books
Chairs
Clothing and dress
Collars
Dresses
Girls' clothing
Hair ornaments
Hairstyles
Lace and lace making
Ornamental combs
Sleeves
Shoes
Women's clothing
Boots
19th C costume France
Children's clothing
Children's hairstyles
Embroidery
Pantalettes
Ruffle
Skirts
Time Period
1830-1839
French - July Monarchy, 1830-1848
Place
France
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 5.5 x 8 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 12
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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