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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