1878 Princess Luise of Prussia

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Posted to the Alexander Palace Time Machine Discussion Forum by Eddie_uk on 12 August 2010; detail-enhanced by gogm.

1878 Princess Luise of Prussia APFxEddie uk 12Aug10 mod

Princess Louise's dress in this 1878 photo closely hugs her body to the extent that she would be up-to-date with a vee-necked blouse. It would be interesting to see the part of her bodice concealed by her arms; she may be wearing a vest over a chemisette or the vest-chemisette may be parts of a cuirasse bodice.

Keywords:  1878, Duchess Louise of Connaught, Princess, Duchess, Hohenzollern family, Welf family, German, straight coiffure, high neckline, ruff, buttons, long tight sleeves, cuffs, close skirt, necklace


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