Ladies' Dress Shoes of the Nineteenth Century, by T. Watson Greig: Boot of 1860

Published/Created:
1900
ca. 1860
Date Depicted:
1975
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Notes:
A boot of 1860. Made of fine soft leather, short boots normally are buttoned at the side and fitted to the ankle.
Abstract:
As the period begins, gowns have a smooth, well-fitted bodice. A soft bell-shaped skirt is supported by layers of crinolines. Sleeves are attached from a drop shoulder line and follow the natural line of the arm. They end just below the elbow or at the wrist. Gradually they widen at the bottom into a bell shape like a skirt. As multiple petticoats are added, the skirt becomes wide and full. When their weight can barely be supported, bell-shaped hoops appear which allow the skirts to become even wider without additional discomfort. By 1865 the hoop is flattened in front, its fullness pushed to the back. The skirt is separate from the bodice with fullness pleated in. From 1855, with the introduction of the sewing machine, the skirt is trimmed profusely. As the skirt widens, wraps are replaced by shawls. Sacklike coats are developed in a variety of lengths.
Topics:
Costume -- England -- History -- (LC)
Prints -- Britain -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Crinoline
Culture:
English
Accession Number:
4392-118
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
illustrated manuscripts (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 5
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 5 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938455
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
New York, NY: City College of New York
OID:
10597879
PID:
digcoll:1862506