1894 HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe Coburg Gotha

From eBay; monocolor tint removed. Also posted to Victoria Melita’s Albumette here.

1894 HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe Coburg Gotha From eBay detint

Fans of material expanding over the bodice were in style in the early Victorian era. This overly busy bodice is part of the Belle Époque revival.

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