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Fashion Date: Circa 1886-1889

Hairstyle Description: Both girls have the top of their hair pulled back and secured just beneath the crown of the head. The blonde has a dark bow in the secured area. Both girls have straight fine hair. The older girl's hair shows signs of previous braiding.

Costume Description: Older girl has on a plaid dress with a natural waistline, bloused front and 3/4 length sleeves. It is accented with a contrasting braid on the skirt and overskirt and a lace collar. The younger girl has a dark colored dress that buttons down the front and features a drop-waist pleated skirt and is accented with velvet strips applied at the drop waist, the cuffs, and in two strips running vertically down the front of the dress.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: Olive and Annie

Type of Photo: Cabinet Card

Studio: None provided

Studio Location: None provided

Date: Provided by a relative.

Other information: None provided

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Disclaimer:The photos located on this website, "A Brush with History: Vintage Hairstyles," are property of The Costume Gallery collection. They may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Penny E. Ladnier, owner of The Costume Gallery. The circa dates given for the photos are an educated guess, from analyzing the fashions worn in the photo. When an actual date is provided on the photo, that date will be included in the identification marks section. The location stated by the studio may be a clue as to where this photo was taken. Please take it as a clue. Many photographers traveled to locations and took photographs… meaning that the photo may not have been taken in the same city or town as the address of the studio.

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