The two books are good ones, I have them both. 1887 I suspect even the 15 year old and the 19 year old would wear a small "Traveling bustle". I have a brown "Traveling suit" from the 1880's made of a rust brown very heavy faille taffeta, relatively simple in terms of embellishment with matching color velvet collar, wide cuffs and a matching velvet placket on both sides of the front (this was sometimes called a "military style"). Dark glass buttons--medium large. Every part of hte bodice and skirt is lined in somewhat heavier fabric. It has the extra gathering in the back that meant a bustle would have been worn, or could be taken off for the actual train trip and replaced once at the destination?
I'll look through my photos and see what I can find. Interesting search. Lisa Ashton Miss Lizzy's Traveling Historical Fashion Show On Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:37:57 +1300 michaela de bruce <michaela.de.br...@gmail.com> writes: > I know I have a number of group photos from the 1880s, but they are > obviously dressed for the photos. > http://store.doverpublications.com/0486265331.html I think may be > one of > the books, the other was a huge tome, green cover, just trying to > remember > the name. > https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/Dressed_for_the_Photographer.html? id=8vkzLIrwUXYC&redir_esc=y > > > Oh, > http://collection.mccord.mcgill.ca/scripts/advanced_search.php?Lang=1 > has a lot, a lot of photos of the era here. And includes groups :) > > > > 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?) > > > > > -- > http://arrayedindreams.com > https://instagram.com/i.chimaera/ > https://www.facebook.com/mdb.i.chimaera > _______________________________________________ > h-costume mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume > _______________________________________________ h-costume mailing list email@example.com http://mail.indra.com/mailman/listinfo/h-costume