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5:01pm September 14, 2014

Madame choosing fabric for her custom gown, Maison Worth, Paris. 

Evening coat & dress, 1890s.

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3:01pm September 14, 2014
John Benjamin Stone (English photographer and politician) 1838 - 1914Emily Maria Eardley (‘Milly’) Childers, 1909
Platinum print in card window mount8 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.

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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.

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12:51pm September 14, 2014
1904 Lugansk, Ukraine.
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1904 Lugansk, Ukraine.

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11:01am September 14, 2014
Actress Ethel Barrymore
Not sure if Edwardian or Victorian, but still stunning either way. :)
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Actress Ethel Barrymore

Not sure if Edwardian or Victorian, but still stunning either way. :)

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5:20pm September 13, 2014
It speaks for itself.

It speaks for itself.

5:01pm September 13, 2014
Dress(bodice and skirt)
ca. 1880-1890
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Dress(bodice and skirt)

ca. 1880-1890

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4:10pm September 13, 2014

fashionsfromhistory:

Riding Ensemble

c.1896

United States

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3:01pm September 13, 2014
Evening dress
1896
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Evening dress

1896

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2:41pm September 13, 2014

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.

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(I’m gonna leave a question mark here so you guys can leave your responses without reblogging.)

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1:01pm September 13, 2014
Evening dress: bodice and skirt
ca. 1895
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Evening dress: bodice and skirt

ca. 1895

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11:01am September 13, 2014
Afternoon dress (bodice and skirt)
ca. 1893
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Afternoon dress (bodice and skirt)

ca. 1893

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9:00am September 13, 2014
Bracelet. René Lalique (1860-1945) Gold, “plique à jour” enamel and moulded glass. Paris, c. 1900.
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Bracelet. René Lalique (1860-1945) Gold, “plique à jour” enamel and moulded glass. Paris, c. 1900.

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10:08pm September 12, 2014

Help?

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.

Thanks! :)

7:01pm September 12, 2014
Fan, birds &amp; butterflies
ca. 1890
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Fan, birds & butterflies

ca. 1890

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4:53pm September 12, 2014
Lace fan in a box
ca. 1890
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Lace fan in a box

ca. 1890

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