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  • Mens Suit, about 1880

    This morning suit belonged to Willis C. Ward. He likely used it for a wedding or other special occasion. It is exquisitely made and looks to have been rarely used.Willis C. Ward was born in 1861 to one of Michigan's wealthest families of the 19th century. His father David Ward, made his fortune in lumber and acquired and sold timbered land throughout the United States.

  • Bonnet, about 1880

    Hats made of straw, such as this example, were used seasonally as day wear in the spring and summer.

  • Earrings, about 1880

    The earrings are likely to be gold as it would be unwise to chase plated metal so deeply.These do appear to be chased.Chasing is the process which literally removes metal in order to create decoration as opposed to engraving in which metal is pushed aside as the engraving tool works on the surface.These are somewhat difficult to date and it is unclear if they are American; however, a date of circa 1880 places the pair with other engraved/chased examples popular at this time as seen in New York w…

  • Girl's Dress, 1880-1885

    Straight, low-waisted, heavily knife-pleated girl's silhouette dresses were very common in the early 1880's; men's suit fashions were also often reflected in women's clothing of the period.

  • Earrings, about 1860

    Between 1840 and 1860 hair jewelry was at the peak of production continuing on with watch chains up until the end of the nineteenth century.Hair jewelry or sentimental jewelry was valued by people not only for the intricate detail of the weave, but also because it included hair of a loved one dead or alive.This particular piece is in fine condition; however, many pieces of hair jewelry, given its delicate nature, do not survive over the course of time.

  • Bonnet, 1885-1895

    This shape of bonnet is referred to as a "Poke" bonnet. Poke bonnets were popular in the late 18th to mid 19th century and are characterized by a flat crown and deep, projecting brim only in the front.The wide silk ribbon was likely onlydecorative and not used as a closure. There are remnants of an elastic strap stitched in to the hat lining. This elastic strap was encased in fabric and would have been worn under the chin, securing the hat on the wearers head. It was likely worn for formal after…

  • Boy's Suit and Blouse, 1885-1900

    According to the source of purchase, this conventional young boy's black knicker suit belonged to the Linsley Simpson family of Northford, Connecticut. Such Fauntleroy suits became popular after the publication of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Little Lord Fauntleroy" in 1886. It is not likely that this blouse originally accompanied it - the knickers have buttonholes in the waistband for attaching a blouse waist, and this blouse has no buttons.

  • Two Piece Silk Taffeta Girl's Outfit, about 1892

    Two-piece outfit consisting of pleated skirt and jumper-style bodice with long-sleeved, tucked white cambric chemisette. Skirt and bodice of silk taffeta, printed blue with brown spots. Bodice stand collar, fall collar, cuffs and hem trimmed with machine lace. Opens center-back with 22 mother-of-pearl buttons. Skirt stiffened with buckram lining. Machine-sewn except for hand-stitched hem. Dressmaker made. This fashionable young lady's bodice and skirt is notable for its exquisite construction an…

  • Boy's Blouse Waist and Breeches, about 1880

    According to the source of purchase, this young boy's suit belonged to the Linsley Simpson family of Northford, Connecticut. The piece is notable for its casualness and freedom of movement. It is definitely clothing made for a boy - the shirt remains tucked in, and the pants are not like Dad's. A nice, though still casual, outfit, it appears to be homemade.

  • Girl's Dress, about 1885

    This is a typical young girl's dress from the early 1880's, when light chambray was a very popular fabic choice for summer wear.

  • Two piece cotton dress with a black and white print design from the nineteenth century

    Woman's two piece cotton dress with a black and white print design of small circles and flowers (white) on a black ground. The long, full skirt has a separate pannier that is attached at the waist back in back. A pleated and gathered overskirt is attached in the front, and on the side. The fitted top has long sleeves, a high neck with a small collar, and a small peplum bustle in the back. It buttons down the front with round black buttons. The top is lined. The shape of the bodice, and size …

  • Almanack for 1885

    1885 edition of "Almanack for 1885" written by Kate Greenaway.

  • The Bairns' annual for 1885-6

    The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Library System and is freely accessible through the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections.

  • Dame Wiggins of Lee and her seven wonderful cats:: a humorous tale

    Description based on print version record.

  • Marigold garden

    Description based on print version record.

  • Merrie England: travels, descriptions, tales and historical sketches

    The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Library System and is freely accessible through the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections.

  • Gertrude's diary: and The cube

    The electronic version of this item was provided by the Wayne State University Library System and is freely accessible through the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections.

  • Hector's inheritance: or, The boys of Smith Institute

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  • The everlasting A B C and primer

    Cover title.