John Benjamin Stone (English photographer and politician) 1838 - 1914
Emily Maria Eardley (‘Milly’) Childers, 1909
Platinum print in card window mount
8 x 6 1/8 in. (20.2 x 15.4 cm.)
National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Milly Childers was the daughter of Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, a prominent Member of Parliament and Cabinet minister of his generation. Little is known about Milly Childers’s early life; she began exhibiting her art around 1890. After her father’s 1892 retirement from public service, father and daughter traveled together through England and France; Milly Childers painted landscapes and church interiors. Her father’s social and political connections brought his daughter some commissioned work, including as a restorer and copyist for Lord Halifax at Temple Newsam.
It speaks for itself.
Ok, so here are some buttons options. Quantity is not a problem, since I counted up how many are on the bodice pattern and they totaled to $12.
I’m looking at 1870s mourning dresses and seeing if they have a description of the diameter of the buttons. But in case I can’t, I’m gonna lay out some specs for the buttons and you guys let me know what you think if you don’t mind. :) I really appreciate all your help. <3
1.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 11.5mm, 14mm, 23mm, 28mm, 32 mm
2.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 11.5 mm, 14 mm, 18 mm, 23 mm, 28 mm
3.) Jet Glass Button
- Sizes in mm: 18 mm, 28 mm
4.) Matte Black Glass Button
- Sizes in inches: 11/16 in., 7/8 in., 1 1/8 in.
(I’m gonna leave a question mark here so you guys can leave your responses without reblogging.)
I need some assistance in finding jet/jet glass buttons for my mourning ensemble. I’ve found different lots of them, but I’m not exactly sure what diameter they need to be, plus these lots don’t come with enough in the set. I need at least 6-10, knowing I’ll have at least a few left over in case I misplace or lose one for the bodice.
I just might have to stick to modern buttons, which I hope is ok?
I would love some help if anyone could spare the time.