Bonne d’Enfant, The Workers of Paris, 1824, by Georges Gatine.
The Nanny. Great detailing in this one- make sure you click through for the big version!
The Workers of Paris, Bouquetiere (flowergirl), 1824.
Isn’t she a beauty? I love the bright color of her gown hidden behind a plain, white apron (with a pocket!), her lavish chemisette ruffle, and those cute little shoes!
Costumes Parisiens: les Ouevrieres de Paris, 1824. “Blanchisseuse de Dentelle”
Translation: The Workers of Paris- “the lace laundress”
This is the first plate from a new publication I’ll be putting up- The Workers of Paris (and no, this isn’t THAT Costumes Parisien!) published in 1824. It’s a series of about 40 engravings of fashionable working women in occupations that are often impossibly quaint and evocative of their era. Here we have the first of the lot- the lace laundress, perhaps delivering a box of freshly laundered lace? I love all the subtle lace she has peeking out- at the wrists and hem of her gown- as well as the not-so-subtle lacy cap and chemisette. I couldn’t resist the close-up crops. It’s such a charming outfit!
La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dress, November 1824.
This is so lovely and intricate!
La Belle Assemblee, Carriage Dress, June 1824.
Love love love! Love! Love love! Look at that amazing trim! And her sleeves! And the collar!
La Belle Assemblee, Walking Dress, August 1824.
I love the cupcake dresses!
Ackermann’s Repository, Promenade Dress, October 1824.
This is one of my favorite fashion plates I have EVER posted. Everything about this is perfect.
La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, September 1824.
Fabulous sleeves. Fabulous.
Corriere Delle Dame, 1824.
I love how varied and interesting trim from the 1820s was.
La Belle Assemblee, Morning Dress, March 1824.
Ruffles! Such a beautiful and unusually situated trim!
La Belle Assemblee, Public Promenade Dress, October 1824.
The accessories are a little busy for my tastes, but I love the green parasol!
Ackerman’s Repository, Morning Dress, January 1824.
Yay green dress!