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Title
American fashions, 1897
Alternative Title
La Mode de Paris
Contributor
Petit, Henry (editor)
Lefranco (artist)
Paris Fashion Company (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 are standing in an elegant room. The woman on the left is in a high-collared light olive green dress with small leg o' mutton sleeves. Her dress has black floral pattern bands across the skirt in diagonals. The same black pattern forms the lapels of the bodice,and a v shaped decorations at the wrists. Lace ruffles adorn her wrists and create a ruff at the neck. Her small cap is made of rose pink flowers and green leaves. The woman on the right is in a high-collared red dress with black stripes as decoration. She wears a yellow blouse. The bodice is open at the front and edged with three graduated black bands forming v shapes. The collar is black with a round jeweled pin at the center front. Black stripes decorate the pleated oversleeves, the hems of the sleeves, and create a faux peplum at the hips. White lace ruffles edge the neck and wrists. She is wearing a black hat of many bows, with a yellow plume, and a sparkling buckle. She holds a small book in her hand, resting it on the table behind her. Both women are wearing round gold earrings and white gloves. Behind the women is a table with a green table cloth, with a gold box on top, an arm chair, a large oriental vase on a stand filled with a potted palm, and large windows with tied white half curtains.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/504
Language
English
French
Subject
Dresses
Flowers
Women's clothing
Sleeves
19th C costume United States
Floral patterns
Time Period
1890-1899
American - Reconstructionist, 1865-1918
Place
United States
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 10.375 x 14.5 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrel Kirby, box 11
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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