Photo Description

FASHION DATE: Circa mid to late 1890s

HAT DESCRIPTION: Medium brim hat decorated with bouquets of flowers and ostrich plumes.

COSTUME DESCRIPTION: This dress has a very full skirt as it is pulled to the side of the lady. It may possibly have a train. Her bodice is not tightly fitted as many others during this period. Her leg-o-mutton sleeves are very large.

HAIRSTYLE DESCRIPTION: Her wavy hair is parted down the middle and pulled towards the back.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Lady: None listed

Type of Photo: Cabinet Card, Size of image, 4" W X 5.5" H

Studio: Harry Hughson

Studio Location: St. Joseph, Michigan, USA

Date: None

Other information: None

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