This week's Fashionable Friday photograph features a CDV (Carte de Visite) from 1864 -1866 taken in Milwaukee, WI by photographer A. Marquis, Jr.
The subject is identified as "Louisa" and unfortunately there is no last name given. She appears to be in her teens and is seated in a chair leaning on a table. She is wearing a dress with long sleeves, fitted at the waist with a belt and it has an unusual soutache like trim complete with a tie at the neck. Miss Louisa is quite sweet and fashionable indeed!
I had very little luck finding information on the photographer. I did find the below in the Milwaukee 1861 City Directory and again in the 1878 Directory, but found no mention of him (or her) in the cencus. I had no luck Googling him as well. The revenue stamp on the reverse gives us the date of 1864 - 1866.
|Milawaukee City Directory 1861|