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Billie Burke - 1890 - 1900's - she played Glenda the Good Witch in the movie (1939)The Wizard of Oz.

American actress, Billie Burke (she played Glinda the Good Witch in the "Wizard of Oz"). She was fortunate to have a lot of hair for this Gibson girl hairstyle.

1890 blue cotton walking suit with details of Venetian point lace and glass beads.

If I ever create a outfit, this is what I'd use as my inspiration. Blue Cotton Walking Suit Of Jacket And Skirt With Detail Of Venetian Point Lace And Glass Beads - ANTIcostume Not actually vintage.

Dress, two pieces, ca. 1890-1909. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Chester County (PA) Historical Society

Dress, two pieces, circa Bodice of voided velvet and chiffon. Skirt is ribbed silk. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

Dress, two pieces, ca. 1890-1909. Voided velvet, black chiffon, purple. Striking voided velvet pattern with pomegranate design. Skirt is ribbed silk and bodice has gathered black chiffon cuffs, puffed sleeves, and pigeon breasted-blouse front that would persist in popularity into the early 1900s. Chester County (PA) Historical Society

Dress, two pieces, circa Bodice of voided velvet and chiffon. Skirt is ribbed silk. Via Chester County (PA) Historical Society.

This day ensemble from 1891 or 1892 is housed at the Kyoto Institute. The bodice is made from cotton velvet, and the skirt is tartan.

tartan skirt could easily become a pant for steampunk interest. This day ensemble from 1891 or 1892 is housed at the Kyoto Institute. The bodice is made from cotton velvet, and the skirt is tartan.

Mauve silk and wool afternoon suit (with velvet jacket), by Jeanne Paquin, French, 1906-08. This dress highlights Paquin's technique to create interesting light and textural effects. Four kinds of decorative materials- box-pleated ruching, silk-wound beads, point d'esprit and patterned net lace - each with its own reflective textural quality, are combined on the bodice. The silk-wound beads, attached only at one end for maximum protrusion, add a contrasting shape and a glittering effect.

Afternoon suit Design House: House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 14 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 18 in. cm) Length at CB (c): 47 in.

Petticoat Date: 1890s Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harry T. Peters, 1950 Accession Number: C.I.50.1.1

Petticoat Date: Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 40 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

Mourning Dress, 1894-1896, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art breathtaking exhibit, “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” This dress, is part of the exhibit. (Posted on Dangerous Minds)