Fashion Date:Circa 1877-1880
Costume Description:Her dress has very slim lines and a pointed overskirt that appears to be shirred up center front, much the same as the ladies dresses of this era. The wide overlaid lace collar that stands up at the neckline, and falls in a circle over the shoulders is also very typical of this era. The hemline of the bodice is tabbed at the upper hips. The fine knife pleating at the hem of the skirt was also fashionable during this time. Her dress seems to just at her knees so she is likely fairly young.
Hairstyle Description: This young lady's hair appears to be naturally curly and fine in nature. If you look closely at her part, the hair wave starts about an inch away. Her hair is parted down the center and is waist length. The front section is pulled towards the center back and is probably clipped or tied. The back portion hangs naturally.
Identification Marks on Photo
Name of Sitter: None provided
Type of Photo: Photo Postcard, Size of image, 4" W X 8.25" H
Studio Location: Newport, New Hampshire
Date: None provided
Other information: None provided
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