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N. Currier (firm), The Bloomer Costume, 1851, Lithograph, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., 90711963.
Resource 18: Bloomers
Nathaniel Currier produced this lithograph of the bloomer costume, a short dress worn over “Turkish trousers.” Dress reform was one of many changes sought by radicalized women in the mid-nineteenth century, but those who first wore the bloomer outfit in and near Seneca Falls soon gave it up, and focused their efforts on winning the right to vote.