A GIRL AND HER DOLL IN NEW MILFORD, CONNECTICUT

This cabinet card presents a very cute young girl holding one of her dolls. The child is nicely dressed. Note her high button shoes. Her hairstyle seems a bit unusual for the time. Her hair appears to be shorter than one might expect based on other photographs of similar aged girls of that era. However, her hair may be pulled back, and not really short. This photograph also presents a clear view of the child’s doll. The photographer of this image is John J. Walklet of  New Milford, Connecticut. Wilson’s Photographic Magazine (1899) announces the sale of Walklet’s studio to W. M. Miller. Walklet’s studio was located at 27 Bank Street, according to a New Milford  business directory (1891).

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  1. Oh she is lovely! Cabinet Cards with toys of any sort are hard to come by..at least in this area. Photographers elsewhere may have used some props.
    Someone hand stitched the trim on her dress..I call that stitch “chicken tracks” but that may not be the proper name.
    She is dressed well. Her bangs may have been slicked back for the photo giving the look that she has short hair:)

  2. In victorian or edwardian times if you got headlice the only cure was to shave the head and grow your hair back again

    • Thank you for the insightful explanation about the subjects hairstyle. Makes a lot of sense.


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