civil war era fashion

Portrait of general Winfield Scott, c. 1860′s. Probably one of the last photographs taken of him shortly before his death in 1866.

Source: Library of Congress.

Portrait of Union patients posing in front of a building at Lovell General Hospital in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, during the American Civil War.

Source: Rhode Island Historical Society.

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MARIA PAMBRUN SILK PLAID AFTERNOON DRESS, 1850.

Blue, brown and mauve changeable silk with narrow white stripes, brocaded with bands of tiny puce floral devices, having capped pagoda sleeve, brown fringe trim, wide waistband, full skirt with gauged gathers and pocket, glazed cotton lining. Provenance: Maria Pambrun, daughter of Pierre, chief fur trader and director of Fort Nez Perces, married in 1842 to Dr. Forbes Barclay of Oregon City, the home is now the Barclay Museum.