This young woman sat for her photograph between 1864 - 1865 for famed photographer Abraham Bogardus of New York City. An early pioneer of photography, Bogardus went to New York in 1837 to learn Daguerreotypy from G. W. Prosch. Within a short time of opening his own studio he was giving up to eighty sitting or more a week. Eventually the paper photograph replaced the Daguerreotype and Bogardus moved his gallery to Broadway and Franklin to meet the demand. The popularity of the Carte-de-Visite (CDV) was such that he kept three skylights busy and delivered hundreds of CDV's per day.
This young woman is seated for her photo and is wearing a military style dress. I love the trim on her bodice, forearms and epaulats. We know the date of the sitting by the revenue stamp on the back of the photo. She is unidentified.
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