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Fashion Date: Circa 1868-1870

Hairstyle Description: The upper portion of her hair is pulled up and secured near her head's crown.

Costume Description: This costume a loose Sack style jacket belted in at the waist, with small ruffled epaulets on the coat style sleeves. The look is high waisted and round (popular for this era) and is finished off by a white collar and ribbon necktie.The length of the shoulder seam is nearly that of an earlier period (Civil War), instead of being just slightly off the shoulder as most dresses of this era. Her small flat hat appears to be straw trimmed in velvet.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: CDV, Size of image, 2.5" W X 4" H

Studio: G.D. Morse

Studio Location: 315 Montgomery St. San Francisco, California

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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