fashion exposition

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri, April 30, 1904 

Her sleeves are 1830,
And her skirt is ‘61,
Her tresses in the manner
Of Louis Quinze are done.
Her hat is quaint colonial,
Her brooch is pure antique.
Her belt is 1850,
But when you hear her speak
What year the maid belongs to 
You do not wonder more.
Her dress is many periods,
But her slang is 1904.