Women’s Civil War Fashions
I’d like to share with you some of my old photos from Civil War days – women dressed in those delightful large-skirted outfits complete with hoop-skirts. Enjoy!
This is a lovely dress, the light pattern makes it even more attractive, since many dresses were solid colors. The bishop sleeves and white collar give us a good idea of what a day dress for this time period would look like. On back is written, Clemmie Slatton, St. Louis. Photo taken by W. L. Germon, No. 702 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dress with a bit more decorations across the bodice and on the sleeves. Lizzie Dunlop, October, 1865. Could this be a daughter of the woman pictured above? The handwriting looks very similar. Photo taken by McHenry Mullins, 230 Regent Street, London, England.