Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for Women and the American Story provided by
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Lead support for New-York Historical's teacher programs provided by
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.