PORTRAIT OF A VERY PRETTY AND ANONYMOUS YOUNG LADY

 

This oval image features a very pretty well dressed young woman. She is wearing a necklace and a locket pinned to her dress. The woman’s hair is up and topped with a bow. The photograph measures 4″ x 6″. The identity of the photographer and the subject are unknown.

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Published in: on October 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. A beauty

  2. A beauty for sure. I wonder (pure speculation) if she could be a widow. She has sadness in her gaze (again, my opinion). Her dress is heavy and dark (perhaps black?) and she is alone in the photo despite looking like a ‘good catch’. The locket is very prominent and it would be easy to image it to be a keepsake of a lost husband. It would be very interesting to get the opinion of an expert in 19th century fashion on this! Very nice, thanks for posting it.

  3. I’m just glad the photographer didn’t ask her to smile.

  4. Just noticed … that ‘locket’ seems to have a stem. Could be a watch?


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