Centennial ball gown, ca. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves.
This is a good old fashion pasty that brings back fond memories of family holidays spent in Cornwall when I was growing up. In the century it was a staple diet for working men, like Miners & Farm Workers, across Cornwall because of its size & shape,