Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | April 8, 2013

1867 Godey’s Lady’s Fashion Plate

Mary Brewster’s journal for her voyage from 1845 – 1848 ended on March 8, 1848 when the Tiger arrived home (Stonington, CT). Mary and her husband, Samuel did not return to sea for their last voyage until June 1848. However, Mary’s journal-writing did not resume until July 13, 1848.

Mary Lawrence’s journal will resume May 1, 1859.

Eliza Williams made sporadic journal entries from Feb. 27 – May 7, 1861.

1867 Godey’s Lady’s Fashion Plate

Plate 39. December 1867

Plate 39. December 1867.

Fig. a. Visiting dress of green Irish poplin, trimmed with velvet bands, guipure lace, and jet ornaments. Bonnet of black velvet, with a fall of black lace. Fig. b. Evening dress of deep violet silk, trimmed on the edge of the skirt by a pinked, box-plaited ruffle with a silk band studded with large beads or buttons. The overdress is striped violet-and-white silk, trimmed with bands of violet silk studded with beads, and Cluny lace. The large, square corsage is filled in with a fluting of French muslin. The wreath of violets with frosted foliage. Fig. c. Reception dress of Bismarck silk, with overskirt of black silk trimmed with narrow velvet and jet ornaments. The corsage is black silk, and the sleeves are Bismarck trimmed with gimp. Satin bonnet. Fig. d. Blue silk dinner dress with three puffs and a pinked ruching of white silk at the hem. The overskirt is cut in deep scallops, finished with a row of lace. Pieces of black velvet trimmed with jet buttons extend down each gore of the upper skirt. Corsage is low and square, filled in by a fulling of white silk. Fig. e. Dinner dress of light magenta silk, with a very long train. The upper skirt is slashed and trimmed with velvet and a deep silk-and-chenille fringe. The corsage is cut low and square, and worn with a thin muslin chemisette edged with Cluny lace.

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