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Title
French fashions, 1854
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
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Description
Two women are depicted outdoors, near a river. The woman on the left is sitting in a wooden chair. She wears a black bonnet trimmed with green ribbon, white lace, and green and white plumes. Her dress is lavender satin with long bell sleeves and a scoop neck. Her sleeves and skirt have multiple layers. On her bodice are rows of narrow ruching or pleating edged with narrow black scalloped lace. Similar elements edge each ruffle on her skirt and sleeves. She holds what appears to be a folded feather trimmed fan in her right hand. The woman on the right is standing. She wears a pink bonnet trimmed with pink ribbon, white lace ruffles, and a short dotted veil over the back edged with pink ribbon. Her dress is medium turquoise blue satin with long sleeves. Over her dress, she wears a black lace mantelet, also with long wide sleeves. The mantelet sleeves are trimmed with wide ruffles with scalloped edges and black velvet ribbon. Her undersleeves are white, puffed, and lace edged. She wears gloves and bracelets, and in her left hand she holds a white handkerchief, edged in lace ruffles. Behind the women is a white column with vines growing up it, and in the distance is an arched bridge over a river.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/339
Language
French
Subject
Women's clothing
Color in clothing
Hats
Ribbons
Lace and lace making
Jackets
Handkerchiefs
19th C costume France
Bonnets (Hats)
Mantelets
Ruffle
Time Period
1850-1859
French - Second Empire, 1852-1870
Place
France
Source
Fashion Plate, engraving (print), colored, 5.875 x 8.375 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 8
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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