MV Obsession

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Day Trip to Albany, NY…


The Albany Institute of History and Art has been having an exhibit of what the well dressed woman wore in Albany in the Victorian era (1837-1901).   I really didn’t know what to expect, I had an idea in my head what the exhibit would be like but it was nowhere near the reality of it.  It was really beautiful… the presentation was clever and interesting, the lighting was incredible and the clothes themselves were beyond my meager attempts to describe them.


The blue gown is my fantasy gown. It was designed to make a grand impression when entering and exit at a ball.  All that’s needed is the glass slipper.




Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “Day Trip to Albany, NY…

  1. I think the green one with the leaves is my favorite. The blue one is just amazing, but I think it would swallow me up if I tried to wear it!

  2. They were all gorgeous, hard to choose a favorite, even there I had a couple including the green one you like. They would swallow me up as well and goodness knows my waist is bigger than 18 inches 🙂

  3. i love the lacy pearls, but gosh…imagine how hot it would’ve been in the summer w/o a/c….. pant pant…

  4. Indeed. 🙂

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