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Fashion Date: 1910-1914

Hat Description: Man: A bowler hat with a medium height crown. Woman: Fur or velvet hat with a turned up brim. A large bow garnishes the top of the hat.

Costume Description:

Man: He is wearing a three-piece single-breasted suit. The suit's coat reaches mid-thigh, a fashionable length for this period. His lapels have a V-notched and a pin is on the lower left lapel. His vest has six buttons and a watch chain is attached to the third button from the bottom. His shirt collar is slightly bowed on the inside edge. His tie has a small knot and shows three grouped stripes. His slacks legs appear to be medium width and creased.

Woman: She is wearing a three-quarter-length coat that appears to be made of dyed fleece or a nubby fabric. Her collar is either velvet or fur and wraps to the slanted edge of the coat's left opening. A large frog-like fastening device decorates the coat slightly beneath the waistline. Her sleeve cuffs are made of the same material as the collar. She is holding a large fur muff that has two animal tails hanging from it.

Hairstyle Description:

Man: Short hairstyle with no sideburns. He has a thick mustache.

Woman: It is difficult to view her hairstyle because of her hair.

Identification Marks on Photo

Name of Sitters: Frank and Jennie Shrape

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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Disclaimer: The photos located on this website, "Pretty as a Picture," are property of The Costume Gallery collection. They may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission from Penny E. Ladnier, owner of The Costume Gallery. The circa dates given for the photos are an educated guess, from analyzing the fashions worn in the photo. When an actual date is provided on the photo, that date will be included in the identification marks section. The location stated by the studio may be a clue as to where this photo was taken. Please take it as a clue. Many photographers traveled to locations and took photographs… meaning that the photo may not have been taken in the same city or town as the address of the studio.