Women’s models throughout the second one part of the 19th century introduced a pleasing show of kinds reflecting English, French, and American tastes. This complete treasury of greater than 900 crisp black-and-white illustrations ― organized chronologically and dated via 12 months ― supplies a wealthy pictorial report of apparel kinds from that duration. Appropriate for all kinds of photo tasks, those cuts will particularly attraction to artists and illustrators searching for finely rendered pictures of original Victorian models.
Selected via photo artist Carol Belanger Grafton from such antique assets as Harper’s Bazar, L. a. Mode Illustrée, Peterson’s Mag, Godey’s Salon de L. a. Mode and Frank Leslie’s Girls’ Mag, the cuts brim with transparent element and {antique|old}-time taste as they report a wealth of evolving kinds ― from ornate robes of the mid-1800s, widened via hoop skirts and elaborately more advantageous with ribbons, ruffles, laces, and bows, to show-of-the-century models that produced leg-o’-mutton sleeves, narrowed skirts, dwindled bustles, and top-necked bodices (excluding for night time put on, which exhibited a extra bold neckline).
Here, for copyright-loose use, are masses of stylish clothes accented with intricately embroidered designs, shirtwaists that includes lace inserts, and row upon row of tiny pleats, tightly laced undergarments, extensive-brimmed hats crowned with feathers, plants, and ribbon; beaded purses, tremendous parasols, fur-trimmed capes, and far, a lot more.
An priceless connection with duration apparel kinds for designers, illustrators, and gown historians, this tremendous archive ― with its wonderful glimpse of the models of yesteryear ― may also pleasure informal browsers and fanatics of Victoriana. 
“A fantastic useful resource.” — History in Overview.