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Fashion Date: Circa 1879-1882

Hairstyle Description: The wide flat bow on top of her head was identified as the newest item in the photo. These flat bows were added to hairstyles to provide height because the trend at the time was to have hair very close to the scalp. The spit-curled bangs was also very fashionable during this period. She has a long thick braid.

Costume Description: Long basque (a skirt-like addition sewn to the bodice), wide sleeve decorations, and the higher neckline with the round lace collar all point toward this date. She has a standing lacy collar with a very lacey jacot (tie).

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitter: None provided

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

Studio: Richmond Photograph Comany

Studio Location: 827 1/2 Broad St., Richmond, Virginia, USA

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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