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Fashion Date: Circa 1870-74

Hairstyle Description: This hairstyle is parted down the center front then pulled to the back and secured. The backside hair is allowed to flow freely.

Costume Description: A good example of a simple cotton print dressed up by adding simple but effective trim. The trim is self fabric ruffles at neck and wrist cut in a scalloped pattern and bound with contrasting bias. This dress shows the long shoulders still prevalent in this era, and the neckline is edged inside with a lace or sheer ruffle and accented with a ribbon jabot (tie).

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

Type of Photo: Tintype, Size of image, 2" W X 3.25" 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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