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purse ribbon art

When day is done, and clouds are low, And flowers are honey-dew, And Hesper’s lamp begins to glow Along the western blue; And homeward wing the turtle-doves, Then comes the hour the poet loves.

George Croly
The Poet’s Hourdress blk niforos

c. 1870

Maria Niforos

Passion Flower with a Butterfly by Adam Ludwig Wirsing

Gouache on white laid paper

late 18th century


Dress French brocade 1860s New Orleans AA

French New Orleans brocade

c. 1860


Shoes black pink victorianamag

Embroidered black silk shoes


c. 1780-85