The Bloomer's Complaint

The Bloomer's 

The bloomer's complaint.
Philadelphia: A Fiot; New York: Hall & Son, 1851.
"A very pathetic song for the piano forte."
Color lithograph by P. S. Duval, Philadelphia.
Signed "C Schuessele del. 1851."
Mrs. Amelia Bloomer, a famous women's right leader, began wearing this
costume in 1850; the following spring it became a popular fashion.

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