I wonder if this young lady talked with the photographer. He was a pretty interesting gentleman. William Fields immigrated with his family from England. He trained as a baker, and then was a bookseller until his artistic nature couldn't be denied anymore and he became a photographer. He was a photographer in a few different places before 1862..it was then he opened a studio in Lyons, Iowa ( Present day Clinton, Iowa) he had a studio there until 1895.
This is a cabinet card.
Her head measures 1 3/4 inches = 1866 to 1875
Rounded corners = after 1874
Photographer 1862 to 1895
So with this one it could be anywhere from 1874 to 1895. I wonder if she was as serious as she looks in this photo?
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