This is a wonderful hand tinted print from Godey’s Fashion Magazine dating to the American Civil War Era circa 1860’s. This beautiful aquatint shows the latest fashions of the period. The print is titled “Godey’s Fashions”. It is from a Capewell & Kimmel engraving. There are five elegantly dressed women and one young girl in the print. The center figure is a very young woman dressed in the finest white bridal dress of the day. The bride’s outfit is accented by beautiful emerald green jewelry. The other gowns are tinted in an array of beautiful colors almost outshining the bride.
The print measures approximately 11 ½” by 8 ½”.
It has been placed in a plastic sleeve with cardboard backing, but it deserves to be beautifully framed in a nice frame with acid free backing and matting and hung in a place where it can be seen and admired.
The overall condition of the print is very good. There is some wear along the corners and edges which is understandable given its age. There are two staple marks in the left margin and one small mark near the right margin.
The print was shot through the plastic protective covering. We prefer to handle paper items as little as possible and to keep them protected from unexpected events while shooting.
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