Fashion Plates

This gallery contains eight fashion plates – one from each year between 1872 and 1879. These fashion plates contain illustrated, full-color spreads of popular dress designs, and demonstrate clothing trends unique to the 1870s.

Fashion Plate August 1872

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Needlework and Craft Supplements

This gallery contains four supplements that demonstrate the extensive influence of needlework and crafts upon feminine constructs and consumer culture during the 1870s.

Glove box and handkerchief sachet design (October 1876)

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