What a great photo this is - I would love to know the story behind this picture! Are they sisters, friends? This is a group of four women taken in Chicago around the turn of the century. The photographer is Spencer, 1520 Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Il. I absolutely love this picture.
Update: Now that I have a little more knowledge of Victorian fashion I know that these women posed for this picture sometime in the 1890's, probably mid-90's.