Here's a continuation of the pictures I posted from this past weekend. And thanks again to Phillip and Janine Whiteman (PNJW Collections) for loaning their display to the Belmont Mansion, and for allowing me to take pictures.
Man's Velvet Vest (beautiful mauve and gray color)
Woman's Corset (click to read the detail on the card)
Women's Wrappers (worn at home and even as they were receiving "familiar" guests)
Men's Stock Tie (with spring collar to be adjustable)
(Phillip, one of the owners, demonstrates how the men's stock tie springs open)
Woman's parasol (with beautiful iridescent material on the inside)
Men's Embroidered Slippers
It's wonderful to be able to see clothing like this up close and personal as I'm writing stories set in this era. Plus Polly, my college roommate, and I had some great girl time! And ate at McDougal's. Yum! But so much for that corset...