Another example of an item being sold that was originally listed on AA.
Comparing the acution description (especially the dates) is very interesting.
AA lists this item as: Young Lady’s Sea Side Ensemble, c. 1880: 3-piece, skirt, bodice & belt, all in blue chambray trimmed w/ ivory eyelet bands: skirt w/ apron front, hem ruffle & 5 ruffles over bustle back; fitted blouse, front thread woven buttons, band collar; eyelet belt w/ huge chambray back bow, B 30”, W 20”, Skirt L 52”, (couple tiny holes, brown discoloration on chambray) very good; t/w 1 red & white striped cotton shirt waist, excellent. Brooklyn Museum
The current listing describes the item as: Robe pour le bord de mer, vers 1890, en toile de coton chinée bleu ciel, corsage cintré à basques rondes, garnitures de volants et entredeux en broderie anglaise. Jupe à tablier drapé à 5 hauteurs de volants sur la tournure, (usures et restaurations).
And according to google this means: Dress for the seaside, 1890, canvas cotton mottled blue sky, bodice curved round skirts and ruffles trim entredeux broderie anglaise. Skirt apron draped 5 heights of flying on the turn (wear and restorations).
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“Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.”
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
I have kept my yearly vigil in honour of the memory of those who perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
Requiescat in pace, you are not forgotten.
Today 101 years ago the Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage. In 4 days she will sink and take over 1,500 souls to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Titanic sets sail in this photo for the first and last time.
Evening dress, spring/summer 1938
Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975)
“Like a flower bending in the breeze, bend with me, sway with ease. When we dance you have a way with me, stay with me, sway with me”
The way the shoulders are held together reminds me of a Greek chiton! I love the entire Grecian feel to this! Note the repetition of the Greek key on the bonnet, trim, and even the cuffs of the pantaloons! Even the sandals are Grecian!
The Greek Keys were used quite often in fashion as seen on this 1862 gown from the Met.
The Victorian Archive
Bathing Costume with Caps and Bathing Slippers
Tomorrows theme is Down by the sea… by the beautiful sea. I’ll start with the Victorians and end up in the 20s.
Queen Alexandra in a yachting dress, 1884
“‘Rock ‘n’ roll is full of Peter Pans. Where’s Captain Hook?’ And I will gladly be Captain Hook. I always thought the villain always got the best lines. The villain was always the one that everybody kind of really wanted to see…”
- Alice Cooper