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1862 Wood Engraving Victorian Lady Watering Place Dress Godey's Fashion YGLB1

1862 Wood Engraving Victorian Lady Watering Place Dress Godey's Fashion YGLB1

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This is an original 1862 hand-tinted color in-text wood engraving of a Victorian watering-place dress, the "Albertina" dress, made of Satin de Mai, white with linked rings of porcelain blue and flounces on the skirt and front. A fancy lace fichu and a rice straw hat trimmed with black velvet and blue ribbon completes this charming ensemble.


This 150+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. 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; Hand-Tinted Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 9.25 inches; 14 x 23 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, Civil War Fashion, Victorian Costume