1862 Wood Engraving Victorian Godey's Fashion Women Coat Vest Espagnol YGLB1

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This is an original 1862 black and white in-text wood engraving of Victorin fashions for women and children: Fig. 1 a child's street coat of gray cloth, braided with black; and Fig. 2 the front and back views of the vest Espagnol, made of velvet of cloth, braided.

CONDITION

This 150+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 5.5 inches; 22 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

A must for every fashion-conscious young lady during the mid-to-late 1800's was a subscription to GodeyÕs LadyÕs Book. Published by Louis A. Godey from 1830-1878, it was the most widely circulated magazine in the period before the Civil War and it continued to be a leading American womenÕs magazine until it ceased publication in 1898. GodeyÕs was known for its beautiful (and costly) hand-tinted engraved fashion plates which were often cut out and framed by the young women who bought the magazine. Period Paper is pleased to offer that option once again Ñfor 21st century fashionistasÑ original Victorian fashion plates perfect for framing and display.

Keywords specific to this image: 1860's Fashion, Antique Clothing, Victorian Costume, Civil War Fashion

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