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Boys Dress 1850, American, Made of wool and silk~~~~~This is nice, well-made example of a stylish boys garment from the period when both boys and girls wore dresses as toddlers. During this time it was considered a coming of age when boys could graduate to wearing pants.

Boy’s dress ca. via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art “This is a nice, well-made example of a stylish boys garment from the period when both boys and girls wore dresses.

Date: 1820–29: cotton  Ensemble | American | The Met

Date: AmericanMedium: cottonDimensions: Length at CB (a): 24 in. cm)Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, Number:

“Dress Date:ca. 1865 Culture:American Medium:wool Credit Line:Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969 Accession Number:2009.300.930 Metropolitan Museum of Art”

“Dress Date:ca. 1865 Culture:American Medium:wool Credit Line:Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of The Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969 Accession Number:2009.300.930 Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Child's Printed Wool Dress Of Fine Peach Wool, Maroon Print, Black Soutache Braid, Short Bell Sleeves With Top Lacing Over Brass Buttons, Front Closure And Muslin Bodice Lining   c.1850's

Child's Printed Wool Dress Of Fine Peach Wool, Maroon Print, Black Soutache Braid, Short Bell Sleeves With Top Lacing Over Brass Buttons, Front Closure And Muslin Bodice Lining

Child’s Dress  1910  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress: “Dress 1910 The Metropolitan Museum of Art ” At first I thought this was the top part of a bathing costume, but then I saw how little the sleeves are.

Little Boy's Dress & Hat, c. 1890

Fall 2005 - whitakerauction

Little Boy's Dress & Hat, c. I've read that the reason boys were dressed as girls back then was to make it easier to change diapers. So the sooner a little boy got potty trained, the sooner he got to dress like a boy.

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