Sabine — who’s excellent blog, Kleidungum1800, you just must check out! — has unearthed a terrific series of fashion plates on Flikr. I took a quick peep at just one – a collection of 99 photos (wow!) from 1803-1804, or, as the collection comes from the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs, when dealing with those that are French plates: from the Year 12. (Dear Napoleon!)
As you can see from the little screen shot (right), the plates include fashions for both men and women.
The page claims it’s “A Work In Progress” – and what work it all entails! Plans for the beginning uploads include fashions from 1800-1820, as well as the American Civil War period (c1855-64).
We owe a debt to user “Nuranar”. Thank you, Danke, Merci!
I can see the Two Elizas (Eliza Chute & Eliza Gosling) being interested in this little number,
they did so love reading the Letters of Mme de Sévigné (en français)!
Mary and Emma would have use for either of these beauties,
especially if the evening included one of Mrs Gosling’s balls