This doesn’t really tickle me pink

Amy put a blue ribbon on the boy and a pink on the girl, French fashion, so you can always tell…

Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott

So clothing colour for children wasn’t commonly gendered the 1860s.  In fact, for a long time, babies of either gender simply wore white, like in the William Quiller Orchardson painting below.

 

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And Renoir painted his son, Coco, in both pink and blue.

Coco_Eating_His_Soup,_1905,_by_Pierre-August_Renoir_(1841-1919)_-_IMG_7187coco1
So when did girls start wearing pink?

 

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