This Civil War era fashion was advertised in a magazine in 1860. The image was originally furnished by Cooper & Conard of Philadelphia who described this winter cloak with the words “Plaited or fall backs continue to be worn, as in our illustrations. The sleeve, or its equivalent, is worn, and deservedly admired; indeed, it is in Mid-Winter a most beautiful necessity, adding, as it does, to comfort, admitting of so much ornament, and presenting so graceful a relief in the front view. The bindings are deep, trimmed rich and neat rather than gaudy, and the cloth a fine black beaver.”
This vintage illustration is from The Lady’s Home Magazine Volume XV, a magazine published in 1860. It was edited by T.S. Arthur and Miss Virginia F. Townsend. They did not identify the illustrator(s) for their publication.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.