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Fashion Date: Circa 1874-1877

Hairstyle Description: This hairstyle seemed to have some crimping or naturally curly hair. Her hair is pulled back at the top and has some fullness added. Her hair appears to be shoulder blade length.

Costume Description: The high collar on her shirt combined with the longer shoulder of her bodice, the high arrangement of her hair, and the large decorative cross, put this costume in the transition between the early bustle natural form era. The bodice is very similar to a "pleated basque" shown in the 1874 Butterick catalog.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: Agnes Reid

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

Studio: None provided

Studio Location: None provided

Date: None provided

Other information: Hand written on the back of the photo in pencil:

Agnes Reid, friend of Adella (Pengold) Page

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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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