This cabinet card features a young woman with a flair for fashion. She is most certainly what we call today, a “fashionista”. She looks absolutely beautiful. Her checkered dress is pretty, and unusual for this era’s photographs. I do not know what she is wearing around her collar. Is it part of her dress, or is it an accessory? The young lady is beautifully posed and has a magnificent smile. The stemmed flower in her right hand is a nice touch. The talented photographer of this image is Franz Stulz. He operated a studio in Lundenberg, Germany.    SOLD

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  1. It looks like her dress has been remade. The dark is from an earlier dress, it has been removed from its skirt which would have had a short train and had a more ‘modern’ skirt attached – one without a train. A young woman making over her mother’s dress into a dress she could wear to work. Very clever!

  2. Shirtwaists and skirts were in use in the 1890s, which is likely when this image was made based on the large sleeves. The “eton” style waistband of the skirt looks more like a belt than something attached. There may have been a jacket that isn’t worn in this picture that would have matched the skirt. I don’t think it’s a remade dress. There are patterns available that have been drawn from existing garments that when made up would result in this look.

  3. Whether this attire is custom-made, homemade, or remade, it looks marvelous on this young woman–and her coiffure is perfection!

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