M2004X.6.1.108 | London Dresses (from The Lady's Monthly Museum)
London Dresses (from The Lady's Monthly Museum)
February 1, 1810, 19th century
Hand-coloured etching on paper
17.7 x 11 cm
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Miscellaneous (671) , Print (10661)
The white satin gown at the right in this fashion plate from the February 10, 1810, issue of The Lady's Monthly Museum has over-long sleeves similar to those of the McCord Museum's summer dress (M15300). The fall of the skirt and the position of the waistline in the white jaconet muslin gown illustrated at the left resemble those of the Museum's dress.
Evidence indicates that this publication and other similar ones were available in Montreal at the time. In the April 29, 1805, edition of The Montreal Gazette-La Gazette de Montréal, the dressmaker M. Savage announced that "She will receive from London per the Spring fleet, the fashion from Mrs. Bailey, her Sister, at No. 3, Hollis Street, Cavendish Square, who has been patronized for some years past in the same line of business by the Royal family."