Fashion Date:Circa 1882-1885
Hairstyle Description: This hairstyle is pulled up from the sides and anchored to the crown of her head. The upper portion of the hair seems teased to make the pompadour. I feel that probably not all of the pompadour is her real hair. She may have topsies (see note below) under her own hair. The reason I suspect topsies is look closely at the center part of her hair and where the volume begins.
Costume Description: The stand-up ruffle collar and armscyes that extend on to the shoulder place it in the 1882-1885 period. The V-shaped lace/fabric shirring at the neckline and ribbon jabot (tie) are also popular in this time frame.
Identification Marks on Photo
Name of Sitter:None provided
Type of Photo: CDV, Size of image, 2.5" W X 4" H
Studio: A.H. Lane
Studio Location: Waldoboro, Maine, USA
Date: None provided
Other information: None provided
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