AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN CHILLING AT TURN OF THE CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

Attractive young Black woman poses at Smith’s Photographic Studio at an unnamed location. She is very fashionably dressed. Note the wonderful details of her cape and hat. Unfortunately, there are no clues as to the identity of this woman nor the identity or location of the cabinet card photographer.

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  1. What a splendid outfit. They didn’t normally take 1/2 length pose at this time, did they? But I guess the photographer wanted to get her whole cape. I am thankful they did! Now imagine her strutting down the street with a full, ankle-length triangular skirt swishing around her feet.


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