Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | January 24, 2012

24 January 1847 and Godey’s 1865

Mary Brewster, SUNDAY [Jan.] 24th [1847]: “Have read a great portion of the day and written two letters. At 11, the boats got a whale to the ship, which with the noise attending shows that whalemen can seldom enjoy a sabbath when on whale ground.”

Mary Lawrence did not make any journal entries between Jan. 24-25, 1858.

Eliza Williams did not make any journal entries between Jan. 24-Feb. 1, 1860.

Godey’s Lady’s Book, November 1865

Plate 35. November 1865. Fig. a. Promenade suit for young lady. Dress and sack of violet poplin, ornamented by thick silk cord. The sack is loose in front, and cut into the figure in the back. Linen collar and sleeves. White felt hat. Gloves of undressed kid.   Fig. b. Golden brown striped silk dress, trimmed with bias pieces of plain silk, arranged in a square and finished with large velvet buttons. Black velvet paletot ornamented with bretelles and sash ends, trimmed with gimp and bugles. The hair is rolled a la Pompadour. The coiffure is two rolls of golden brown velvet.   Fig. c. Dress of blue reps, trimmed with black silk and tassels. Cuir velvet bonnet.   Fig. d. Dress and sack of grey linsey, trimmed with quillings and bands of green velvet. The sack is turned back with revers of green silk. The green belt is fastened with a pearl buckle. Gray felt hat.   Fig. e. Little girls dress of magenta silk, trimmed with bands of bands of white silk crossed with black velvet, and finished with a black-and-white chenille fringe. The corsage has a white silk vest in front and a long tail at the back. The hair is rolled from the face and arranged in plaits at the back, with velvet bows.   Fig. f. Purple silk gored skirt, with scallops edged with velvet ribbon headed by black beads, on the edge and up each side. Velvet jacket, trimmed with jet fringe. Velvet sash and bag, richly ornamented with beads and bugles. Velvet and beads in fancy designs ornament the front of the dress.


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