Dress, 1865. Purple silk taffeta. Boned bodice closes in front with 7 buttons covered with purple satin. Long sleeves, pleated and gathered front and back. Ruffles at shoulders, wrists and skirt hem.Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Striped blue silk taffeta walking gown, ca. 1861. Sleeveless bodice with pointed waist and silk-covered buttons; bolero-type jacket with pagoda sleeves edged in taffeta ruffles and similarly trimmed rear tails; and matching skirt with wool braid at hemline. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact
ca1862-64 blue-and--brown silk taffeta dress with blue silk covered decorative buttons over a hook-and-eye closure. Skirt is box-pleated in front, gauged at back. Brown ribbon forms the geometric pattern. Whitework collar. De Young Museum.
Green silk day dress, ca. 1859-62 Worn by Frances Hanson Ordway, Cumberland County, Maine | In the Swan's Shadow