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« on: October 01, 2011 11:37:17 AM »

I have to make a storyboard of an immigrant coming to America in the late 1800's and I have googled it but there is so much to look through so I thought I would ask if anyone had pictures or know a book that I could get to look at them. My made up immigrant is a girl about 15 or 16 years old and she is coming from Briton. She will be from a well to do family who have to leave because I am going to go with there religion. Her family have plenty of money to get them to America and set up in New York City but she will need a job to help support the family. I don't know what she will look like yet or her name so if you have any suggestions on that I would love them. I think she will have 2 younger brothers and 1 younger sister. That is all I have right now. Thank you any one who helps me out so much!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011 07:18:41 AM »

Look up late Victorian fashion.  There are a lot of resources, but there's also a lot of repetition.  This is one place to start: http://www.fashion-era.com/mid-late_victorian_fashion.htm

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011 08:58:51 AM »

Here's a free downloadable book from 1840 with patterns and descriptions of clothing and other items a woman of the time was expected to be able to make:   http://www.archive.org/details/workwomansguide00workgoog   Some might be suitable for a lower-class person of the later part of the century, who might have to make her own clothes for the the most part.

Here are some free patterns from the 19th century:  http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/index.html

Turn of the century (1898-1900) patterns:  http://www.costumes.org/history/galleryimages/c1899thompsonssystem/index.htm

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011 07:25:54 AM »

Just a thought also would be that her clothes would be a decade or so behind the fashion of the times. And it is possible that she has been wearing the same skirt for the past 10 years. The fashion of rows of trim at the bottom of the skirt came from repeatedly letting down the hem and trim covered the wear marks.
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