A mommy and me photo shoot- 1860s style

This past weekend, we completed a Fall “mommy and me- 1860s style” fashion shoot at the historic Clisby Austin House (c. 1850) in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. Most of the pictures looked like this one….

1860s ball gown

It seems trying to keep an active toddler who just started walking still for a photo shoot was a bit more challenging than we thought. However, we did get a few good shots. Here they are. Enjoy!

1860s ball gown  1860s ball gown
1860s baby  1860s baby

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.