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Civil War Harper's Weekly, February 25, 1865

Below we present the February 25, 1865 edition of Harper's Weekly. This original newspaper features important news and illustrations of the war. Our site allows you to read all these original documents online to help you develop a more in depth understanding of this important period in American History.

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FEBRUARY 25, 1865.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

125

Walking-Coat.

Sack Coat.

Jaquette.

Morning-Coat.

Frock-Coat.

Spring Over Coat.

SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS FOR 1865.

FURNISHED BY MESSRS. CARTER, KIRTLAND,. & CO., MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS OF CLOTHING, NO. 340 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.

GENTLEMEN'S SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS FOR 1865.

THE above engraving will convey a fair idea of some of the styles which Messrs. CARTER, KIRTLAND & Co. have projected for their spring jobbing business. No better evidence can be afforded of the stability and confidence of the country during a prolonged war than the steady, quiet progress of the various branches of industry and trade. The Clothing Trade has participated to the fullest extent in the general activity.

The wholesale clothing business rests upon a permanent and enduring basis. Intelligent capitalists have so developed it that it now occupies the first business rank, vying in importance with any of the

great commercial or industrial interests of the age. But its successful prosecution requires a peculiar combination of talent. Long experience in the trade, thorough knowledge of the wants and tastes of the public, skill in designing the patterns, and rare business talents are indispensably necessary to success ; and to these must be added large capital. Messrs. CARTER & KIRTLAND have every department of the business under the strictest supervision, and such confidence and satisfaction is felt in their productions that the most fastidious find them as elegant and serviceable as the best custom work. A variety of circumstances conspire to vary the fashions of succeeding seasons, but generally every new year marks an improvement. The styles for 1865 which we instance will be found

far more acceptable, in simplicity and elegance, to the public than those of previous years. The same improvement may also be seen in the materials made up by responsible houses. So much taste would be uselessly bestowed upon flimsy fabrics. The same judgment which impels the clothiers to design superior patterns suggests the embodiment of them in fine and durable cloths.

PARIS FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY.

FOR full dress, the 1865 season is characterized by a marked preference, as to color, for black, violet, and black and white robes. The femmes elegantes have adopted the black and white with such tenaci

ty that the combination may be expected to take its run through all the capitals that look toward Paris for the indication of its choice. Such toilets, although a little sombre, are refreshing after the extreme richness of color which predominated during the last year, when glaring attraction was often obtained at the sacrifice of good taste.

Passementerie ornaments have resumed their importance for the trimmings of dresses, in the ornamentation of which an excessive luxury is once more displayed. In many instances it is the most costly portion of the toilet.

The present style of bonnets and head-dresses simplifies their description. The fanchon is the taste of the day, and is so small as to appear altogether diminutive in the presence of a lady's ordinary cap.

   FASHIONS FOR FEBRUARY, 1865.

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