This carte de visite portrait features a a nicely dressed pretty young woman. The top of her dress is quite busy. It includes a high collar, lace trimming, and two wide ribbons. Her dress seems rather large for her figure. Perhaps she had recently lost a significant amount of weight. Another possibility is that she borrowed the dress from the studio’s wardrobe collection. Some photographer’s did in fact provided their subjects with clothing for their photographs. This photo was taken by Samson & Company. The studio operated in Krefeld, Germany. At the time of this writing, the Cabinet Card Gallery had three other German photographs that were taken by “Samson & Co.”. The other Samson photos were taken by studios located in three different German cities (Duisburg, Barmen, and Karlsruhe). I do not know if the four studios were independent of each other, or if they were all owned by the same individual. If they shared an owner, it would mean that “Samson & Son” was like the “Starbucks” of retail German photography. This cdv portrait is in good condition (see scans).

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  1. The dress seems to fit her properly at the shoulders but is loosely cut, otherwise–sheer speculation, but possibly it’s a maternity garment.

  2. The fabric looks like velvet which would add volume. The 2 collars are strange but nicely starched and ironed.

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