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Victorian fashions with the rare dress pattern...

Item # 656441

August 8, 1868

HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, Aug. 8, 1868

* Victorian fashions
* Dress pattern "Supplement" included!

This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early issues offered elegantly handy hints on living & dressing well, covering everything from the avant-garde to running a country home.
There is a wealth of fashion-themed prints with this issue, with text as well (see). Of particular rarity is the large foldout dress pattern included with this issue. Since it was simply loose and not bound in, these patterns are almost always missing, having been used and/or discarded years ago. It is uncommon to find the dress pattern intact.
Complete in 16 pages, 11 3/4 by 16 3/4 inches, minimal wear. The dress pattern folds out to measure about 23 by 31 inches, generally nice.

Category: Post-Civil War

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