Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photo Number 110


Well we are back to my stash of photos from the antique shops.   This is a Cartes- de- visite or CdV.  I knew it was foreign.  I thought the gal looked Finnish.  If she isn't then she had her photo taken in Lappeenranta, Finland a city in South East Finland and not far from the Russian border.  I would say she is more than likely of Finnish decent.  I am half Finn ( The other part is German/Norwegian)..my husband sometimes says "You are Finnished all right."

Anyway, this gal is lovely..she makes me wonder..did she come to America..or was it just her photograph that arrived?   I searched for Oscaria Saren Williamstrand Photographers and came up empty handed.   It has a very ornate back. Since it is a foreign photo, I will guess that it is from about 1900, perhaps a little earlier.

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4 comments:

  1. I'm curious, why did you think she was Finnish? As to the picture, she is a lovely young lady. It looks like she's wearing a vest or jumper over a blouse, small puffed sleeves and pin tucks in the front of the blouse. The line just under the scoop of the vest/jumper might be the line of her corset. Looking closely at this, I think this is a younger woman or teenaged girl.

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  2. She is very pretty and certainly has beautiful blonde hair and light eyes like a Finn.

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  3. She is strikingly pretty - such beautiful features.

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  4. Norkio, She looks like half of my relatives..LOL..I think it was the eyes and the little nose ..and the clothing. My first guess was Finn..my second would have been Swedish:)

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