Godey's Magazine Fashions December 1861
Godey's Magazine fashions for December 1861, a plate from Godey's Magazine published by Louis A. Godey.
It was from Godey's that the American woman kept up on current fashion. There was even a pattern in each issue so that women could sew their own dresses. A talented seamstress could sew a fashionable dress from the pictures alone.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, engraved by Capewell & Kimmel.
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