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+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+   Sally Bonetta Forbes, born in West Africa was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey at 5 years old. In June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey  and the King presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and Victoria and Albert paid for her education.  Later when Sally was married, Queen Victoria was godmother to their first child, named Victoria in her honour.

Sally Bonetta Forbes

Born in West Africa in the area once known as ‘the Slave Coast,’ she was captured and became a slave of the King of Dahomey when she was about 5 years old. Two years later, in June 1850, Commodore Forbes of H.M.S. Bonetta arrived in Dahomey to negotiate the suppression of the slave trade and the King of Dahomey presented him with the girl as a present for Queen Victoria. She was brought back to England and given the names Forbes after her rescuer and Bonetta after the name of his ship. [Her…

Blue silk taffeta evening dress with two-tier skirt. Antedates Virginia Shields Vaden’s marriage to William Vaden in 1858. The bodice is low cut and the sleeves are very long…

Silk dress, ca. 1858

Blue silk taffeta evening dress with two-tier skirt. Antedates Virginia Shields Vaden’s marriage to William Vaden in 1858. The bodice is low cut and the sleeves are very long and full. All hems are finished with a border of silver floral jacquard ribbon and fringe. American, ca. 1855 Silk taffeta, jacquard woven ribbon, silk fringe Gift of Ann Jenkins Farmer in memory of our mother Dorothy Longbrake Jenkins Roberts, KSUM 2005.6.4 a-d

A Short Bobbed Hairstyle for Young Ladies called "Shingling" became the RAGE across the South during the War!

A Short Bobbed Hairstyle for Young Ladies called "Shingling" became the RAGE across the South during the War! | The Ladies Tea - War from a Feminine Perspective

A Short Bobbed Hairstyle for Young Ladies called "Shingling" became the RAGE across the South during the War!

Old Rags

I found this website while searching for pioneer clothing: Fibers of Function. They have a page with bits from the diaries of people (mostly women) going west on the Oregon Trail which mention...

A BALL GOWN OF PINK AND WHITE CHALLIS, 1850S

View A BALL GOWN OF PINK AND WHITE CHALLIS, 1850S on Christies.com, as well as other lots from the Fine Costume & Textiles: The Collector's Sale

Afternoon dress, American, about 1853

1853, ca. Culture: American Description: Cotton dress and capelet, American, ca. 1845. Worn by Virginia Shields Vaden (1824...

SILK PRINTED AFTERNOON DRESS, 1850s     1 piece, sheer tissue silk woven w/ white pin stripes, printed roses & brown foliage, double t...

Silk printed afternoon dress, ca. 1850s

SILK PRINTED AFTERNOON DRESS, 1850s 1 piece, sheer tissue silk woven w/ white pin stripes, printed roses & brown foliage, double t...

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Середина 50-х века девятнадцатого - цветы

Я решила как продолжить изучение предмета, так и несколько перекомпановать содержимое. В прошлом посте я оставила исключительно платья в полоску (там прибавилось 5 платьев). Здесь - рассмотрим повнимательнее оборки, утопающие в цветах. 1859 год, Америка The Metropolitan Museum of Art…

Welcome to Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil [unknown province] silk bodices for day and evening, circa 1855-1858. Bust 102 cm; waist 72 cm.

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Welcome to Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil [unknown province] silk bodices for day and evening, circa 1855-1858. Bust 102 cm; waist 72 cm.

Ballgown? (Carriage Dress), late 1850’s United States or France, Litchfield Historical Society

Old Rags

Ballgown? (Carriage Dress), late 1850’s United States or France, Litchfield Historical Society

Womens Side Buttons Long Sleeve Casual Crew Neck Elbow Patched Loose T Shirt Blouses

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