Fashion Date: 1909-1911
Hat Description: Extra wide brimmed hat with a large crown. Several ostrich plumes are attached to the backside and fluffed towards the front.
This lady is wearing what I would call a "strolling dress." The square-necked jumper is in a military style with bands or braids accenting the bodice and sleeves. The waistline is high but not to the height of the empire waists seen in 1912. The waist has an unusual finish with two pieces coming from the back or sides that button to a panel on the front waist. There are two sets of three buttons for the side attachments to the front panel. The sleeves are 3/4 length with a second pair of full-length sleeves showing that are pointed at the cuff. The second set of sleeves could belong to the blouse worn under the jumper. The lady is also wearing a bar pin near her collar. Upon close examination with a magnifying glass, the skirt (covered by the chair) has several tucks at the hipline.
Her hair is pulled up to the top of her head in a Gibson Girl hairstyle.
Identification Marks on Photo
Name of Sitter: None provided
Type of Photo: Photo Postcard, Size of image, 3.5" W X 5.5" H
Studio: None provided
Studio Location: None provided
Date: None provided
Other information: None provided
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