If you lived 150 years ago, getting dressed was not so simple,
especially not for women.
These students and hundreds more learned about life during the 1860s
at the Battle of Selma School Days tours. The three fashions shown
are a lady's ensemble for going out (with hat), a ball gown and a work dress
(with bonnet). Not shown is the black mourning dress which became
more and more common as the long American Civil War wore on.