Cat No. LG0013AB
1865-69 Original Gowns
Comments by Kay Inverarity
Two piece brown checked Alpaca dress C1868 consisting of
bodice and skirt very much worn and trimmed with black
velvet ribbon. A) Bodice of outfit with peplum trimmed with
ribbon straight fitting sleeves and black velvet buttons as
decoration. Pulled on the side seams but otherwise in good
B) Skirt decorated with pleating around
the hem, much worn at the back where it touched the ground.
The front of the skirt is hemmed with flounces suggesting an
apron front. The gown is dated as C1868 because a bustle
does not fit properly under the gown, it sits better with
the later style crinoline.