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Princess Beatrice seated posted on the Alexander Palace Discussion Forum by liljones1968 on 4 April 2008

Princess Beatrice seated posted on the Alexander Palace Discussion Forum by liljones1968 on 4 April 2008

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, 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.

Cobalt blue (?) velvet and silk bustle skirt and jacket, ca. 1870. Comprising taffeta & lace soft bustle skirt and crepe & satin cape trimmed with lace & jet beads. Sloans & Kenyon/Invaluable Auctions

Cobalt blue (?) velvet and silk bustle skirt and jacket, ca. 1870. Comprising taffeta & lace soft bustle skirt and crepe & satin cape trimmed with lace & jet beads. Sloans & Kenyon/Invaluable Auctions

Dress in two parts, by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1878, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion

Dress in two parts, by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1878, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion

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.

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]

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]

Enchanted Serenity of Period Films: Victorian Wedding Gallery...Wedding footwear (1870, 1890, 1895)  Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Enchanted Serenity of Period Films: Victorian Wedding Gallery...Wedding footwear (1870, 1890, 1895) Los Angeles County Museum of Art

My Pretty Baby Cried She Was a Bird: Charles Frederick Worth Dresses at the Met (1870's-1900's)

My Pretty Baby Cried She Was a Bird: Charles Frederick Worth Dresses at the Met (1870's-1900's)