Bloomer Waltz, (costume for summer). Composed by William Dessier. Lith. of Sarony & Major, N.Y. Published by Wm. Hall & Son, 1851. Beautiful colored lithograph illustrates a woman in bloomers walking along a path in a wooded area.
Bloomers were a form of dress consisting of long loose trousers with a mid-length skirt over them. They were created as a reaction against the tight, heavy, and constricting fashion of the days. This song was written in 1851, at the absolute height of the bloomer craze in the United States. Named after temperance activist and suffragist Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894), they attracted much controversy and were not worn much after the Civil War.
Complete, from bound volume with accompanying bindery marks along spine, some scattered minor light foxing, exhibits some use and wear, overall Fine condition. sm hp 044 oozp $175.
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