Three CDVs from One Studio

By Jennie Chancey


These three photographs were taken by the same photagrapher in the 1860s. On the far left is a young girl, probably just entering her teen years. Note that her bodice is fan-pleated and not as fitted as a grown-up lady’s would be. In the center is a seated lady wearing a tartan printed skirt and a dark bodice with white undersleeves and collar. She appears to be holding a handkerchief. On the right is a young woman in a beautifully fitted ensemble with two points coming down from the bodice into the waist. She wears undersleeves beneath her pagoda sleeves, which are trimmed along the seamlines and at the openings. I’m sorry the photos aren’t very large after you click them. I scanned these years ago before I knew how to adjust the size, and now I don’t have the CDVs any more!

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