|Unidentified Girl from Trenton, NJ|
The second girl who appears to be a bit older, perhaps ten or eleven, is also wearing the off-the-shoulder style in a belted, gingham dress. She also is wearing a necklace, bracelet and ring. This photograph was taken between 1864 and 1866 as evidenced by the revenue stamp and initialed by the artist "RB." The photographer's imprint reads "Barcalow, 76 Bowery, NY." He was Richard Garrison Barcalow (ca 1826 - 1891), a daguerreotypist and photographer in New York as early as 1859. I believe he had a studio in New York as late as 1889.
|Unidentified Girl from NYC|
I also found these drawings in Peterson's Magazine from 1862 showing that the off-the-shoulder style for young girls was quite popular around that time.
|Petersons July 1862|
|Petersons Sep 1862|