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Miss Samantha Young Woman with Parasol, 1805-18
This young woman embodies the casual grace and elegance that so epitomizes the Regency/ Federal era of history. The high-waisted, empire gowns of this era reflect the influence of ancient Greek and Roman statuary on fashion. The parasol was a fashion accessory that had many uses. Aside from the intended application of shielding ones face from the harsh sun, the long shafted parasol could also be purposed as the most fashionable of walking sticks. In addition, Miss Samantha carries a modest, silk embroidered reticule (a small purse) in which she may carry coins, notes, and various sundries a fashionable lady may need when out calling on friends.
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