Figure 1.--This ambrotype was probably taken in the 1850s. It shows a boy in a stripped shirt with a small wjite collar and stripped bow,.
HBC is still collecting information on stripped blouses. While solid colored blouses appear to have been the most common, some stripped blouses were also worn. I do not yet have information on the early 19th century, but photographic images clearly show stripped blouses by the mid19th century, although the early bimages arecoften not as clearcas we would like. Often the blouses had white collars. Those collars were in the mid-19th century of modest size. They were often worn with small bows. HBC is not certain about the color combinations.
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