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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Late 1890's

I have been lucky enough to take some good long looks at very old newspapers at my previous job. In doing so, I found quite a few clothing ads. Can there be a better fashion history resource? Here are a few photos of some beautiful turn-of-the-century fashion to inspire you. They are all from the same article, which was published in the spring of 1897


Walking Outfit

Dining Gown

Riding habit
Bathing Suit

2 comments:

Redoubt said...

Seriously that is lucky. I wonder where I could get access to old newspapers like that.

The Clothes Horse said...

These are stunning. I know clothes were really restricting back then, but each gown looks like a work of art.