A start of a new week. Lets look at some awesome dresses. Sometimes I will purchase a photo because a lady is wearing a dress that looks like it might be one of a kind, or it may have some feature that I have never seen before.
This lady has quite a “shelfy” bustle at the back of her dress and a very pretty fan in her hand. The hem appears to have a scalloped edge.
Theodore Brown was a photographer in Marshalltown Iowa from 1878 to 1920. In 1900 he was at the address No. 19 W Main Street according to the Iowa Federal Census.
I believe that this dress may be from a bit earlier..perhaps about 1885.
This is a Cabinet Card that I purchased at Solway Minnesota.
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Fashionable update from Whowerethey!
Fascinating to see such a light colored dress made up as a bustle dress. It could have gotten incredibly dirty so she must have had a life of leisure. The dress is a work of art - I agree, second bustle period for sure.