Dressing Up Info

Welcome! 1850s Contemporary Illustrations
Boy's Shirt


This daguerreotype shows a boy in a colored shirt with white cuffs, or perhaps a colored bodice worn over a white shirt. We don't have other examples yet of this being the popular fashion for young men, but the contrast is a good choice for being photographed in black and white. Also his neckwear looks square and stiff enough to have come pre-tied.