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Boy's Toddler Dress 1868



Found this picture in my stash on a {really old} calendar of historic fashions. The caption says: "Boy's dress, 1868, USA, worn by Thomas J. Heck of Urbana, Ohio. Brown wool with wide neck, short sleeves, front and back tucks, and faux front button closure, trimmed with black velvet ribbon and glass buttons." There was a photo of Thomas Heck in 1868 wearing it (at 2 years old), but I didn't get that scanned. :(

I liked the geometric nature of it.

4 comments:

AlohaAroha said...

Really neat. The museum I work for has a couple of similar dresses.

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the style.

lissawi said...

I love those geometric designs too. I can't imagine how time consuming that trim must have been though!

Lauren said...

Really nice. I love the detail.