Silk Moire Ribbon Cincher Warner Corset Victorian Early 1900's

To wow you! A charming waist cincher or corset made of the most beautiful cream silk moire water taffeta ribbon. This yummy undergarment dates from the early 1900's, Victorian or Edwardian era.  Printed with the Warner label on the inside of cincher, it reads "Warner Girdle #675".  Metal eyelets fasten the front of the cincher. Silk crochet lacing secures the ba...

A Wonderful 1860 to 1870 Dress With A Tidbit Of History

 Another one of those early dresses with a wonderful tidbit of history.  This Victorian lady's dress is from the late 1860's, Civil War era, or 1870's in a green plaid linen (possibly mixed with a silk or a wool challis) with over skirt. Buttons down the front with 7 fabric over metal buttons (should be 8 but one is missing at the waist). The lace ruffle and velvet trim at the ne...

The Traveler's Suitcase ~ Antique Civil War Era Victorian Mohair Carpet Bag

Oh yes, the marvel of ingenuity of finding ways to make life easier. This was so true in America, with the ability of travel by rail across the continent came about with the completion of the railroad tracks, laid east to west. As more and more folks started to travel, carpet bags, made of left over carpet, became a popular "suitcase" of the day. The roomy bags could hold necessaries t...