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Fashion Date: 1901-1906

Costume Description: This dress is a white lawn (fabric) dress. This style of dress was very popular during the Edwardian period. They were light and airy, perfect for summertime. The dress does have a natural waistline and nice full sleeves. The dress as a slight ruffle of lace at the neckline and sleeve edges.

Hairstyle Description: Addie's hair is classic to several of this period. Her hair is straight and had been braided probably prior to this sitting. Then her hair was released and combed... thus the waves. A great way to tell that her hair is straight is by looking at where the waves start in her hair... at the upper ear lobes. She probably naturally wore two ponytail braids. Addie's bangs also tell you that her hair is normally straight. Her bangs are extra short, which probably means that they were cut within a week of this sitting. Mother's like to cut bangs short to allow a month to pass before the next cutting. Hair will generally grow to the brow in that time. (My hair looks exactly like this if I braid it when it is wet.)

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: Addie (handwritten on the back)

Type of Photo: Cabinet Card, Size of image, 5" W X 7.25" H

Studio: Gillmore

Studio Location: 93 Elm St., Egan's Block, Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Date: None provided

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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