Fashion Plates from Godey's Lady's Books
Godey's exclusively received the proof sheets of the fashions direct from Paris, and then arranged them to suit the more subdued taste of American ladies.
Here is a small sampling of the fashion plates used in Godey's Lady's Book, often credited with being instrumental in making this magazine so famous.
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