"Godey's Lady's Book"
American Fashions • circa 1850s-1860s

Original color lithographs (chromolithographs) and engravings (the black and white prints below)
Sheet size: approximately 9.5 x 6 inches
Fashion plates were hand-colored engravings and color lithographs that appeared in women’s magazines. Since clothing could not be obtained ready-made, these plates provided information to dressmakers and home sewers on the latest fashion trends. In the United States many of the engravings and lithographs were copied from plates in French magazines. The two most popular American women’s magazines during the Civil War were Godey’s Lady’s Book and Peterson’s Magazine.
Plate 1
Plate 1
Plate 2
Plate 2
sold

Plate 3
Plate 3


Plate 4
Plate 4
Plate 5
Plate 5
Plate 6
Plate 6

Plate 7
Plate 7
Plate 8
Plate 8
Plate 9
Plate 9

Plate 10
Plate 10


Plate 11
Plate 11

Plate 12
Plate 12

Plate 13
Plate 13
$35
(see enlargement for note)

Plate 14
Plate 14


Plate 15
Plate 15

Plate 16
Plate 16

1845?

[probably from "Godey's Lady's Magazine" from
March, 1841, but pencil inscription on print says Godey's 1845]

$20
(unobtrusive crease through image, light browning and foxing)
Plate 17
Plate 17
[A hand-colored engraving from "Godey's Paris Fashions Americanised" circa 1840-1850.]
$35
(see enlargement for note)
Godey's fashion print
REF #1
FASHIONS FOR JANUARY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #2
FASHIONS FOR JANUARY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #3
FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #4
FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #5
FASHIONS FOR MARCH
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$15
Godey's fashion print
REF #6
FASHIONS FOR MARCH
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
FAINT IMAGE TRANSFER AROUND HEAD
$8
Godey's fashion print
REF #7
FASHIONS FOR APRIL
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$15
Godey's fashion print
REF #8
FASHIONS FOR APRIL
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
EDGE WEAR/LIGHT CREASES; SMUDGE AT BOTTOM
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #9
FASHIONS FOR MAY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
VERY FAINT EDGE WEAR/CREASES
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #10
FASHIONS FOR MAY
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
CREASE UPPER LEFT CORNER
$10
Godey's fashion print
REF #11
FASHIONS FOR JUNE
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
$15
Godey's fashion print
REF #12
FASHIONS FOR JUNE
TYPICAL LIGHT FOXING AND BROWNING
NATURAL PAPER WRINKLE NEAR TITLE
$15
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