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Posted 2 years ago


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Does your wife ever say, "I've Nothing To Wear ?"
Well, that has been a common saying, and they have their way to get you to grace her in beautiful attire and jewelry for many years.
This is a book titled:
Nothing To Wear:
An Episode of City Life.
(From Harpers Weekly
Illustrated by Hoppin (A. Hoppin & Richardson Cox on drawings)
Printed by:
Rudd & Carleton, 310 Broadway, New York

Augustus Hoppin, Born in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1850, as a beginning illustrator, he was on assignment with the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey party, led by John Russell Bartlett. The goal was to map the boundary between Texas and Mexico following the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo that ended the Mexican War.
Photo opposite title page (frame 2 above):
Clothes surrounding her and hanging behind her, but crying because of "nothing to wear".
Frame 3 above:
Getting approval from her husband (probably after a new purchase)
Frame 4 above:
When she finally decides on a gown she cries because the accessories are not suitable. Notice the husband getting ready to give her a package from Tiffany.
There are 8 drawings included in the book.

Thanks for looking,


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