* boys clothes: unidentified Austrian family kate-1860s








Unidentified Vienna Family (Austrian-Hungarian Empire, late-1860s)


Figure 1.--This family cabinet card portrait shows a mother with her four children, three boys and a girl. The chikdren look to be about 4-13 years old. The portrait is undated, but looks like the late-1860s. Mother wears a voluminous dress which was common in the second half of the 19th century. The girl wears an aproned dress with white long stockings. The older boys wear identical single-breasted suits with long pants. Notice the small neckwear. The younger boy wears a collar-buttoning jacket and knickers. Shortened-length pants only appeared at mid-century..

This family cabinet card portrait shows a mother with her four children, three boys and a girl. The chikdren look to be about 4-13 years old. The portrait is undated, but looks like the late-1860s. Mother wears a voluminous dress which was common in the second half of the 19th century. The girl wears an aproned dress with white long stockings. The older boys wear identical single-breasted suits with long pants. Notice the small neckwear. The younger boy wears a collar-buttoning jacket and knickers. Shortened-length pants only appeared at mid-century. And were at first only worn by younger boys, like the boy here. Only slowly did older boys begin wearing then. Notice the boys' short cropped hair, common in Gernany and much of eastern and central Europe.








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