victorian childrens fashion

Stereoview scene of three children and a translucent angel posing around a tombstone titled “The orphans at their mother’s grave,“ 1889. By Melander and Brother.

Source: Library of Congress.

Steampunk Doll By CS : “My daughter designed her own Steampunk Cyborg Doll costume for Halloween this year and she and her mom hand made it. The eye piece on the mask is the lens from a point and shoot camera from Goodwill. 

She’s posed in front of matte slate gray paper with two soft lights, one right in front of her and one next to the camera. 
The shatter effect and "old-timey” grading were done in Photoshop. 
Happy Halloween.“

helpful baby shower tip

when your friends start having kids, do Punnett squares to determine their offspring’s most probable hair and eye color and coordinate your gifts accordingly

remember- pink for brown hair, blue for blond hair, and green or yellow for red hair. it’s traditional!

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Commemorative child’s dress, 1863,

Burgundy velvet with ivory satin piping, mother of pearl buttons, and taffeta waist sash, the tails printed with the Prince of Wales plumes, ‘Ich Dien’ and 'Albert and Alexandra,’

The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, married Danish Princess Alexandra on the 10th March 1863 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. He was 21, and she 18. Their marriage was popular and promoted in the British press as a love match. Presumably this dress was made to wear at a celebratory party. 

Kerry Taylor Auctions

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Collections Highlight 

Stunning blue silk two piece child’s dress. Large metal clasp. Dark blue velvet and pompom accents. 

Child’s Dress, ca. 1884, silk, L:26.5in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift from Estate of Grace Brownell Beach, N0098.1956ab. 

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Princess Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig Holstein, later Kaiserin of Prussia (middle) with sisters,Louise Sophie , later Princess of Prussia (left) and Caroline Mathilde aka “Calma”. Circa 1877.