This cabinet card features a portrait of a young woman named Nellie Casper (possibly Cooper). Her name is known because an inscription on the reverse of the photograph states it. The inscription is addressed to “Mrs. John”. The inscriptions continues to say that this was a “dear friend of our mother”. The inscription is signed “Jennie Coad”. In my opinion, Nellie is wearing a dress that looks very futuristic. In fact, she could have worn it on an episode of  “Star Trek”. The style of the pearl lined collar and the dress’s shoulder are very futuristic. Nellie is also wearing a very big corsage. Initial genealogical research was not productive but someone willing to accept the challenge may have better luck. To learn more about the photographer, W. M. Cherrington, and to view more of his photographs, click on the category “Photographer: Cherrington”.

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