An original envelope and stamp measuring approximately 3 x 5 1/4 inches. A mantua (from the French manteuil) is an article of women's clothing worn in the late 17th century and 18th century. Originally a loose gown, the later mantua was an overgown or robe typically worn over stays, stomacher and a co-ordinating petticoat. The origins of the term mantua to mean a robe are unclear. The garment may have been named after Mantua, in Italy, a centre of production for some of the expensive silks that would have been used to make up such garments.
The term may also derive from manteau, the French term for a coat. From this garment arose the term mantua-maker, an early term for a women's dressmaker. Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. The item "CIVIL WAR JEFFERSON DAVIS 10 CENT STAMP ID'D MILLINER DRESS MAKER OKOLONA MS" is in sale since Saturday, May 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail".
The seller is "theprimitivefold" and is located in Villa Park, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.