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    • Young girl in Communion dress

    • Girls; Children; Glass negatives; Lace; Catholicism; Portraits; Eyeglasses;
    • This young girl is seemingly dressed for First Communion. She would seem to be Catholic as she holds not only a prayer book, but also rosary beads. The exuberant use of machine lace for this special occasion clothing is typical of the period. ...
    • African American woman

    • Clothing & dress; Women; Skirts; Blouses; Glass negatives; Portraits
    • An African American woman wears a white blouse, probably linen, with machine lace inserts, “pouter pigeon” style in that it hangs forward, above a heavier weight skirt with patch pockets. Even though the skirt seems to be “work dress” the blouse...
    • Young girl with dog

    • Girls; Dogs; Dresses; Clothing & dress; Children; Glass negatives; Portraits; Pearls
    • A little girl wears a summer dress of cotton or linen, trimmed with late 19th century machine lace. She also wears socks and leggings, tied slippers and pearls at her neck and right wrist.
    • Studio portrait of a man and two women

    • Men; Women; Skirts; Blouses; Hats; Suits (Clothing); Eyeglasses; Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Neckties;
    • A man poses with two women. Conservatively stylish, the older woman’s skirt is still quite full. Both women wear striped blouses with machine lace decoration, high necklines, gloves and exuberant hats. Although the clothing of all three suggests...
    • Three young women in hats

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Hats; Straw hats; Gloves; Corsets; Dresses; Blouses; Skirts;
    • Three ladies pose for a studio portrait. The young woman in white in the center is the focus of this portrait. She wears a one-piece dress, gloves, all presumably white, and carries a fan and a small case which would be just the size for...
    • Young woman in middy style blouse

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Blouses; Skirts; Collars; Belts (Clothing); Corsages;
    • A seated young woman poses for a studio portrait. She wears a middy style blouse of cotton or linen, the high collar of the insert creating the stylish “V” line in the bodice of the combination, a wool skirt and belt with decorative buckle. She...
    • Woman with feathered hat

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Hats; Ribbons; Feathers; Women; Fur garments;
    • A woman poses for a half length studio portrait. Her gigot sleeves and extraordinary hat are perfect for the late 1890s. The hat, a riot of ruched velvet, ribbons and exotic feathers, sits above her piled up hair. The fur collar, creates the “V”...
    • African American woman

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Dresses; Ribbons;
    • An African American woman wears a dress in the style of the early 1890s. This may or may not be the same dating as the photograph. The design of the fabric of her dress is woven in. It is likely wool, and a careful look at the stitching...
    • Woman with fur collar and muff

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Fur garments; Hats; Coats; Boots;
    • A stylishly dressed young woman poses for a studio portrait. Skirt hems are rising; her hair is cropped; she wears a coat styled after the trench coats which became popular with WWI. Her hat is much smaller but her boots are still high and laced,...
    • Young woman with fur muff and collar

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Boots; Belts (Clothing); Skirts; Fur garments; Hats;
    • A young woman, young enough to be wearing a shortened skirt even though she has many womanly accouterments, poses for a studio portrait. Her narrow, 6 gore, A line skirt has deep reverse box pleats for ease of walking and she wears tall, probably...
    • Studio portrait of two women and a child

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Blouses; Skirts; Dresses; Silk; Wool; Belts (Clothing); Dresses; Women; Children; Collars; Hairstyles;
    • Two women pose with a child. These three would seem to represent three generations, and the child is likely female. This gives a good look at what happens when styles change but not everyone participates. The older woman still represents the...
    • Woman in fine linen dress

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Eyeglasses; Women; Dresses; Ribbons;
    • A woman wears a version of the “garden dress” probably of fine linen - very stylish in the period, but the photo is so washed out that details remain unseen. She does, however, wear eyeglasses which can be seen by looking at the bridge of her nose...
    • Two women in party dresses

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Corsets; Ribbons; Fans (Accessories); Lace; Handkerchiefs; Rings;
    • Two young women pose for a studio portrait. Their dress suggests that some special occasion, perhaps party or graduation. The young woman on the left as we view her wears a dress of printed fabric, her sleeves elaborated with a series of peplums...
    • Young woman with diploma

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Diplomas; Hair ornaments; Lace;
    • A young woman with a diploma poses for a studio portrait. This could be a High School graduation photo. Note the much higher hem line with the use of lace flourishes and her hair down with a huge bow. She is young enough to wear a short hemmed...
    • Two young children

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Children; Boys; Collars; Shoes; Buttons (Fasteners);
    • Two children pose for a studio portrait. The child on the left is certainly a boy. He has been dressed in the very stylish manner which comes to be called “Little Lord Fauntleroy.” The broad and wide “collar” is of eyelet, not lace, repeats a...
    • Young woman with wrist watch

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Blouses; Skirts;
    • A young woman poses for a studio portrait. Her skirt is long and narrow, but just barely long enough to cover her ankles, not truly full length. The peplum overskirt is really saucy. The rather plain blouse closes from left to right suggesting...
    • Woman with bracelet

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Collars; Buttons (Fasteners); Ribbons; Bracelets; Eyeglasses; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is long and conservatively drawn back, but not upswept. Her light colored dress, probably cotton, features interesting gatherings at hips and shoulders with white cuffs on the ¾ length sleeves and cut work medallions on the...
    • Woman with bobbed hair

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Hairstyles; Shoes; Collars; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is bobbed and she wears rings on the fourth finger of each hand. Her white dress is probably silk from the way it seems to fall, and the wide collar is trimmed with a fine edging which may be lace. The arch of her foot seems to...
    • Woman with velvet ribbon

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Ribbons; Dresses; Hairstyles;
    • This woman's light weight dress with wide décolletage suggests that she is dressed for some occasion. Both narrow and wide bands of velvet ribbon add drama to the ensemble. Her hair is upswept and has a band which may include a comb but surely...

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