Victorian Dresses from Karen's Whimsy





This colorful array of various Victorian Dresses is from the 1868 annual of Peterson's Magazine. Peterson's was similar to Godey's Lady Book and contained beautiful engravings and hand-tinted fashion plates. I tried to collect a variety of different styles from that year. A few of the plates have been slightly altered from the originals because when the individual issues were bound together to make the annual edition, the center dress illustration was often lost in the gutter of the book. Since the plates were individually colored by hand, there is often variation in colors between the same editions. Women used to sit around and compare and discuss the differences between their individual copies.

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Victorian Dresses






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