The 19th century was full of innovation, exploration and is one of the most popular eras for writing historical fiction. This blog is dedicated to tiny tidbits of information that will help make your novel seem more real to the time period.
I like these illustrations because they are original and give such a clear image of the dress at that time. But, I would be nice to see the fashion compromises ladies who were poor or lived on the frontier wore. I mean think about it, I am a middle class mom of five living in a little country town. Chances are pretty good that I don't dress like Gwyneth Paltrow of Jennifer Lopez.