Category Archives: 1860

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, Indian Melicete tribe. 19th century.

Embroidery, Caucasus, Greece, American Natives. Indian Melicete tribe

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, American Natives.

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece.

  1. Circassian embroidered Saddle-Cloth. 2. Embroidered dress, Greece. Hand-work of the North-American Indian Melicete tribe. Continue reading

Parisiennes fashion of the Second Empire.

Parisiennes fashion. French Second Empire costumes. Glamorous Victorian ball gowns. Romantic dresses.

Parisiennes of the Second Empire c.1860.

Parisiennes fashion of the Second Empire c. 1860.

Parisiennes du Second Empire.

From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.

The Contemporary. Fashions under the Second Empire c. 1860

Glamorous Victorian ball gowns. French Second Empire Costumes. Regency Romantic Fashion.

The Contemporary. Beach life in Second Empire c. 1860

The Contemporary. Fashions under the Second Empire c. 1860

JUDGMENT of our female contemporaries is certes by no means an easy matter. After having run through the history of the Frenchwomen of this great nineteenth century — across fashions, manners, anecdotes, through all its little picturesque and seductive districts — we have scruples in approaching this dangerous physiology of the modern woman. Continue reading