Crinoline Dresses (1)
Hand-coloured plate from unknown fashion magazine, 1865


brown lady's head her bodice bodice tail skirt hem green lady's head her bodice

At last I have been able to date this print - mark the brown lady and then look at the leftmost lady in a fashion print which I know to be dated 1865. This one is from a French magazine, the other from an American one. A nice example of how fashion became international in the course of the 19th century.