It’s difficult for the untrained eye to discern the subtle changes in the pantheon of Victorian era fashion.  Periodically, we’ll look at eras that Indianapolis, too, endured.

This is an example of an 1837 wedding dress:

The following two are from the fashion plate collection of the University of Washington. Below, walking dresses

and below: morning and evening dresses of 1836

And two more dresses, likely wedding, circa 1837

And finally an invitation: nationally known conservator of textiles, and local, Harold Mailand will be the featured guest for the Hoosier Chapter, Victorian Society in America’s final event of the year coming up on Saturday, November 5, 2011 to speak about 1837 and some fascinating stories of Indiana at the time. The same year Victoria ascended England’s throne, Michigan became a state; our 8th president, Martin Van Buren took office; and future multi-millionaire, J.P. Morgan was born.

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