Studying 19th Century Fashion–Victorian Style

This is a great film about 19th Century fashion.  After viewing the entire clip, I better understand period correct attire.  The models really made the era come alive.  However, when you hear the blurb about what Black Women wore during the 19th Century, you will better understand my passion for documenting my journey as a Living Historian.

The featured photograph is of an unidentified 19th Century African-American woman, who appears to be wearing a silk or taffeta dress which was worn by the upper class during the 1860s.  The picture is courtesy of the New York Public Library: Digital Gallery.

The video of the “19th Century Fashion Show” is courtesy of Greenfield Community College.