Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sentimental Sunday - Women with Hats - Two 1890's Women in Coats & Hats

Unknown 1890's Women
This small photograph of two women wearing coats and hats measures 3" x 3" and is a good example of  one of the many new types of cards that came on the market in the 1890's.  The cards all had specific sizes and names.  This particular card was probably known as "Carre."  This card also has beveled and gold gilt edges.  The two women in this photo, who are both unidentified, are dressed in nearly matching coats and hats.  I am guessing that they may have been sisters.  The photographer is also unidentified.

1 comment:

  1. I am not a collector of old photos (just the ones passed down in my family), so this kind of card is new to me. That floating upper body must have generated a lot of attention when the technique was introduced.


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