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Victoriana (Hardcover) by James Laver Second impression 1967, This is a Mid 20C Reference work for the serious Collector of 19C Items.
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Even with the Civil War going on, New York City in the 1860s was a stylish metropolis.
Well-off women (and there were many, thanks in part to money pouring in from wartime industry) decked themselves out in “carriage cloaks of moire and amber velvet, to sable or mink furs, and to gowns of organdy, grenadine, and brocade silks in deep and brilliant magenta, gold, or fuchsia,” wrote Edwin G. 228 more words