Photo Description

FASHION DATE: Circa 1890s

HAT DESCRIPTION: These ladies are wearing hats with wide brims. The lady on the right hat seems to be made wool felt. It is garnished with a light colored sash, a couple of feathers, and a small bouquet of flowers. The lady on the right hat is decorated with a bow and several feathers.

COSTUME DESCRIPTION: Both women are wearing outerwear. Their sleeves on their coats date in the 1890s with the leg-o-mutton sleeves. Careful treatment of the sleeve caps was added by creating fullness with pleats. The lady on the right is wearing a double-breasted coat. Both women are wearing scarves.

HAIRSTYLE DESCRIPTION: The lady on the left is wearing a typical hairstyle of the later 1890s. The hair is pulled to the top of her head and full at the sides and front. The other lady has her hair parted on her left side and pulled towards the back of her head. Her hair is groomed in a loose manner but is not full like her friend.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Lady: Nina Balyard (left) and Hannah Henry (right)

Type of Photo: Photograph Postcard, Size of image, 3" W X 4" H Oval

Studio: None Provided

Studio Location: None Provided

Date: None Provided

Other information: None Provided

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