1870 to 1871 (estimated by age of child) Archduchesses Marie Valerie and Gisela


Marie Valerie was not Gisela's daughter; they were sisters born on 12 July 1856 and 22 April 1868, almost twelve years apart.

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Minnie on 1 November 2008.

Gisela wears a first bustle period dress with strong trim accents; her under-bodice matches her jacket bodice and over-skirt. Another way of reviewing her dress would be that she wears a bodice with bands of revers over a matching under-bodice stomacher. If this photo showed just her bodice and sleeves, the pagoda sleeves could cause it to be dated to ca. 1860.

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