This fashion plate is from Godey’s Lady’s Book from August 1874.

How gorgeous are these dress designs?

But could you imagine wearing these in the summer heat?!


Godey’s Lady’s Book was a magazine published between 1830 – 1878.

It included sewing patterns, sheet music, stories by famous authors, and art.



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Shelter Island, NY 11964

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