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Fashion Date: 1912-1916

Hat Description: Wide brimmed satin hat with a curled ostrich feather attached to the rear-side. A large hatpin is pierced through the crown of the hat.

Costume Description:

This lady is wearing a stylish walking suit with a cut-away hemline. The jacket is single-breasted and is 3/4 length. The front side is cut into four pieces. The sleeves have wide cuffs accented with three buttons. The suit is made of a pinstriped fabric. The lapels are wide and single-notched. She is wearing some type of lapel pin. A noteworthy feature is the inset pocket on the upper bodice near the armhole. The lady garnished her outfit with two large flowers, possibly mums. She is also wearing dark colored gloves.

Hairstyle Description:

Her hair is parted in the middle and pulled up into a bun on the back of her head.

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: Layton Studio

Studio Location: 417 E. Broad St. Richmond, Virginia.

Date: None provided

Other information: None provided

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