Countess Spencer card by F. R. Window

This Lady is probably Charlotte, wife of John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer. They were married in 1858.

Posted to Live Journal lamodeillustrée blog by katmax1 on 10 July 2010; detail-enhanced by gogm.

Lady Spencer's dress has all of the crinoline era trimmings with bertha, engageantes, and a big, layered dome crinoline, all under a lace wrap. If a lady sought to make a grand impression, a frilly crinoline was helpful as seen in this photo or this one of Empress Carlota.

Keywords:  Window, Countess, Spencer family, British, straight coiffure, tiara, off shoulder vee neckline, bertha, lace, engageantes, vee waistline, crinoline, flounces, bodice ornament, necklace, earrings, gloves, fan

This site is for educational and information use. It is open for downloading and use without charge. I only ask that these images not be used for profit! I can be contacted at: