Okay, I have an overly specific search challenge/request for the list! I'm looking for illustrations (of any sort, as long as they're primary or really really accurate secondary sources) of what upper middle class girls of 9, 15, and 19 years old would wear in the summer of 1887 as they're boarding a train for a ride across the US. To be even MORE specific (and this and the train aspect are where I've had trouble with my own searches so far) I'm looking for rear, side, and 3/4 rear views. The 1880s is decidedly not my period--can anyone help me?
(This is for a book cover illustration, and okay, period accuracy isn't strictly speaking a requirement, because maybe .05% of readers would catch any mistakes, but darn it, _I'd_ know! You know?) -E House _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume