See 12 antique walking dresses from 1869

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12 antique walking dresses from 1869
From the last year of the 1860s — just four years after the end of the Civil War — come these dozen fashion plates showing antique walking dresses.

In addition to showing the latest styles for women, a few of these pages from Peterson’s magazine did double-duty by including a stylized name at the top, ready to use as a needlework guide to personalize handkerchiefs or other sewing projects. Other pages showed specific dress details, or recommended accessories.

Charlotte: Antique walking dress

Post-Civil War dresses from 1869 - Antique fashion illustration (3)


Constance: Old-fashioned fashion

Post-Civil War dresses from 1869 - Antique fashion illustration (4)


Cecile

Post-Civil War dresses from 1869 - Antique fashion illustration (1)


Bertha

Post-Civil War dresses from 1869 - Antique fashion illustration (2)


Nellie: Walking dress, bonnet & chemise russe

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (5)


Clara: Hat, bonnet & walking dress

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (2)


Augusta: Dress, collar and quilted cape

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (7)

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Louise: Antique gown from the 1860s

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (3)


Virginia: Dress and square-necked cape

A white puffed body for a young girl

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (8)


Anna: Victorian gown, hat & bonnet styles

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (4)


Alice: Dress, plus sleeve and collar detail

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (1)


Rosalie: Dress plus then-new fall hats

Antique walking dresses from 1869 (6)

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