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Godey Costume Plates in Color for Decoupage and Framing

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Godey's Lady's Book (1830–1898) was an American woman's magazine that reflected the manners and morals of the day. Among other things, it brought its 19th-century readers a monthly installment of the latest Parisian fashions. Exquisite, hand-colored engravings depicted women modeling designer gowns, dresses, bonnets, capes, muffs, and accessories ― "les modes Parisiennes." ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published June 1st 1980 by Dover Publications
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
My library has this as a costume reference book, and it's not bad for that. It has decent pictures and shows the dresses from all sides. But the dresses are mostly of the extremely fancy and impractical kind, not the kind of thing that Laura Ingalls Wilder would have had for daily wear. (I remember reading about her mother looking at Godey's Ladies Book, the source of these illustrations, for dress ideas.)

It also has information about how to do decoupage and how people would make imitation Sèvre
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