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Fashion Date: Circa 1877-1880

Hairstyle Description: This lady's braid is tailbone length. Her hair is pulled close to the scalp and only two wisps of bangs are present.

Costume Description: Very slim natural form silhouette featuring a long basque (skirt-like) bodice with wide decorative cuffs and ribbon jabot (tie) at throat. The skirt is elaborately layered onto a foundation skirt and features dagging, lace, and a demi-train.

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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