Dressing Up Info

 
Welcome! 1860s Contemporary Illustrations
1860s Photo Portrait
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This photo from the 1860s shows a gentleman in his full formal daywear outfit, inlcuding great coat, which he wears over his frock coat, which in turn he wears over his waist coat-- observe how all the layers worked. Also notice his white cravat tied in a simple knot; this is when neckwear first begins to resemble our twentieth-century neckties.