Not an older woman, but too wonderful not to share. This is from the Buttolph menu collection at the New York Public Library, found via the Digital Public Library website. The menu comes from the Planter’s Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Unfortunately, only the cover was saved, so we don’t know what they had for dinner along with their turkey.
For once the “pouter pigeon silhouette” created by the S-bend corset has found a good purpose. Or should we call it the turkey silhouette? And look at the daring length of her skirt, anticipating fashion two decades later.
May you have a festive holiday!