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Fashion Plate

Published by Mme. Demorest's Mirror of Fashions (American, 1866–1877)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


Overall: 31.8 x 22.9 cm (12 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and color on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Fashion plate illustrating nineteenth century women’s fashion. Two women scold a small girl, as another pair stand, their backs facing the in the background. From left to right, the women wear a green ruffled dress, a light brown dress with orange trim, a blue and white tiered dress and a black dress with fringe trim. The little girl wears a powder blue dress with red trim. “Mme. Demorests Mirror of Fashions. / 838 Broadway N.Y. / November 1870”


By about 2004, purchased by Susan Ward of Lexington, MA at an antique fair in Amherst, NH; purchased from Ward by Doris May of Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of May to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Doris May