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My Stuff #2: 19th century silk baby's dress 
13th-Jun-2007 08:40 pm
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The second in what will (hopefully) be an ongoing series of nostalgic photoblogging wherein I write about things I've accumulated over the years that have special meaning to me or significance in my life as I--slowly--unearth them.

Purchased along with a lot of other period clothing at a house sale in southern Maine when I was about eight years old, this particular silk dress is, as far as I'm concerned, the best of the lot. Though quite discolored with age and moth-eaten in places, it remains exquisitely beautiful with its handmade lace and tissue paper-fine silk.

After rediscovering it (somewhat worse for wear *grr* ) in the attic while we were clearing it out, I decided to frame it for display in a 22 x 28 poster frame, backed by a sheet of acid-free artist's paper. Once I get the chance, this lovely remnant of the Victorian era will occupy a prominent place on my bedroom wall.
14th-Jun-2007 01:17 am (UTC)
Just make sure it’s not on a sunny wall ^_^;

I have a couple old studio portraits of little kids in dresses like that, someone’s family treasures that ended up in a junk store in the Adirondacks.. Not really sure how old they are..
14th-Jun-2007 02:42 am (UTC)
The sun might bleach it, which would actually be nice... :P
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