Photo Description

FASHION DATE: Circa 1890s

HAT DESCRIPTION: This is a large circular hat based upon a flat felt or wool foundation. The hat hosts a large light colored bow.

COSTUME DESCRIPTION: This lady is wearing her winter costume. Her winter coat appears to be hip length. The lapel is two toned with the upper section being of a darker color. The sleeves are large leg-o-mutton. If you look carefully towards her extended arm's upper piece of the sleeve, you will notice that it is gathered into the lower piece. The sleeves are cuffed medium width. She is holding a fur muff, supporting that this is a winter costume. Her skirt appears to be full and of a lighter color than her coat.

HAIRSTYLE DESCRIPTION: Her hair is parted in the middle and pulled to the back in a loose but full style. She is wearing a large bow of a dark color on the backside of her hair.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Lady: none provided

Type of Photo: Postcard, Size of image, 3.5" W X 5.5" H

Studio: none provided

Studio Location: none provided

Date: None

Other information: none provided


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