Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

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Postcard of Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames.
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Fashion plate, from Le Petit Courrier des Dames

This hand-coloured fashion plate is from a scrap album containing a selection of 19th century plates. The plate is from Le Petit Courrier des Dames, a weekly fashion magazine published in Paris. Dated 31 August, 1842, it illustrates a day dress and an outfit for a young boy.

The boy's clothes include a coat and a tasselled cap. He is playing with a metal hoop and rod, also known as a gird and cleek - a favourite game at this time.

Le Petit Courrier des Dames was in publication from 1822 until around 1865. An English version called, The Ladies' Little Messenger, came out in 1823 but did not last long.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-873-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.RHI 154.27
Date: 1842
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 14.80" x 10.00"
What: Document / plate, fashion
Subject: Fashion plates
Who: Petit Courrier des Dames
Description: Fashion plate showing a woman in a day dress, bonnet and shawl with a young boy, wearing a coat and a tasselled cap, from Petit Courrier des Dames, 31 August 1842
  • Holland, Vyvyan. Hand Coloured Fashion Plates 1770 to 1899. London: B.T. Batsford, 1955, pp 64-7. 
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