And the final part of the Salisbury Museum Costume exhibition includes outfits from about 1880 and until 1910s. Again, I am not particularly fond of this time, though I like some of the dresses and I might even make some in the future (after all, my Phantom of the Opera project is based on 1890-1907 outfits). But anyway, I didn’t take as many photos of these dresses as I did of the dresses from 1800-1850.
This lady’s outfit is a centrepiece of the collection. It certainly attracts attention. The pan velvet jacket has an exquisite bead embroidery and dates from 1910. The brocade skirt is from 1908. And her gloves were made around 1900.
The gentleman is wearing a court suit made from midnight blue velvet around 1900. Had I realized at a time that his shirt was made in 1856 I would have taken closer pictures of it. It is hand-stitched, has pin tucks and embroidery.
This lady is dressed in a deep maroon velvet day dress with lace cuffs which was made in about 1890. The boy is wearing red plush jacket and breeches from about 1885. His lace collar was machine-made in mid-19th century.
The Edwardian lady is dressed in a pale blue woollen dress and a straw hat that are dated from 1911. The children are wearing clothes from about the same time, but I didn’t make a note about them, I am afraid.