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Fashion Date:Circa 1879-1884

Costume Description: When first looking at this photo, one might think, "This poor child in a dress that is too small. Actually these shortened sleeves were fashionable for women and children during this time period. This simple dress is very similar to the "Gabrielle" style dress in the 1884 catalogs. She has three rows of simple flat band trim on the skirt's bottom. Another row is at the slightly scalloped hemline of the over-skirt. Her white lace collar is what we call today, a "Mother Hubbard."

Hairstyle Description: This little girl has waist length hair and it is worn in a classic style. The front of the hair is pulled to the crown and secured with a light colored bow. She has straight bangs with a slight rounded shape. Her hair has a slight wave to it, hinting a previous braiding.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: Tin-type: Size of image, 2.5" W X 3.5" H

Studio: None Provided

Studio Location: None provided

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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