Photo Description

FASHION DATE: Circa mid-late 1890s

HAT DESCRIPTION: This hat is very typical of the 1890s for Spring or Summer wear. The upper part of the hat is accented with lace. Sitting on top of the lace is a huge bow. On the underside of the hair, small flowers and bows are pinned.

COSTUME DESCRIPTION: Due to the style of photo that is shown, it is difficult to comment on this costume.

HAIRSTYLE DESCRIPTION: It is hard to view the hairstyle in this photo. The little bit of hair visible is pulled towards the back of her head.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Lady: None Provided

Type of Photo: Cabinet Card, Size, 2.75" W X 5.25" H

Studio: None Provided

Studio Location: None Provided

Date: None Provided

Other information: None Provided


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