Dress, 1870s, American, at the Kent State University Museum. Deep blue silk taffeta and velvet. Standing collar, inset velvet and taffeta ruffles at front. Skirt: front pleating, velvet trim, bustle back. Images via KSUM Blog.
Dress Circa 1869-70 Cotton, trimmed with cotton braid Acquired from the collection of the costume designer Shirley Russell. This one-piece dress of white cotton printed with a small black abstract motif, and trimmed with bright blue cotton braid, has a matching separate apron overskirt, a popular new feature of late 1860s and early 1870s fashion.
Victorian Cotton Dress, 1875–85. [Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Gift of Richard Martin, 1993. Accession Number: 1993.35.1a–c. Metropolitan Museum of Art - Gallery Images, www.metmuseum.org]