Ackermann's Repository of Arts was a popular ladies magazine published from 1809-1829. The monthly issues covered a wide variety of subjects to entertain the masses of the era. Included in most issues were political commentaries, poetry, short stories, current events, stock and commerce reports and other interesting tidbits.
Every issue also contained wonderful hand coloured illustration plates showing fashions, home decor, architecture and a variety of items that would be of interest to their readers. Some of the early issues even included actual fabric samples!
The embargo of the War of 1812 made American fashions a few years behind the times and out of date because we had no access to the European fashion trends. Therefore, I present the 1809 Ackermann's Repository fashion plates for your enjoyment.
Please select what you will wear to the upcoming Fort de laPresentation Ladies Day Event! See you there!