This cabinet card features a very pretty sexy young woman wearing a beautiful formal dress. She is clearly wearing a corset as evidenced by her lovely figure. What makes this portrait noteworthy is her long dark gloves. They are so long that they reach her upper arms. This beautiful portrait was taken by Edmund Risse who operated a studio in Berlin, Germany. Risse was an talented early European photographer. A letter about technical photography issues and signed by Risse appears in The British Journal of Photography (1883).   SOLD

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  1. Actually, these kinds of long “opera” gloves were quite commonplace for upperclass women.

  2. It looks as if she is wearing some kind of a sash, which is not part of the dress, or is it?

  3. Is this a dress or undergarment? I don’t know if dresses were laced up on the outside like this.

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