Civil War Era Dresses

A pair of lovely ladies model two Civil War era dresses in this vintage fashion magazine image. This public domain image is interesting for the lovely clothing it displays but also for the way it is only half colorized – one lady is drawn in black and white and the other is shown dramatically colored in blue.

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.