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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


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.