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Historical Society will exhibit women's Victorian Era fashions

Schenectady County Historical Society curator Ryan Mahoney adds some finishing touches to "Underlying Structures: What Shaped the Victorian Woman," on display at the society's headquarters.
Photographer: Bill Buell
Schenectady County Historical Society curator Ryan Mahoney adds some finishing touches to "Underlying Structures: What Shaped the Victorian Woman," on display at the society's headquarters.
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Queen Victoria reigned for 64 years, so checking out the world of fashion during that time is an immense undertaking. In " Underlying Structures: What Shaped the Victorian Woman," the Schenectady County Historical Society is narrowing the focus just a bit, offering a look at what might have been worn by the well-to-do city woman between 1850 and 1890. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31 at society headquarters at 32 Washington Ave., and a special ...

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