Thursday, April 22, 2010

Photo Number 171

This is a photo I call Lace Collar Gal.  This was taken in 1902 by E J Colmark in Kensington, Minnesota.  It was the only year he was in business.   Do you suppose that this collar was tatted..??  I know nothing of tatting and lace..but perhaps one of my readers does!

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Update November 25, 2010 from Salome:
the collar is definetly not tatted, tatting lace has a complete differend structure than this collar. Although the Photo is not very detailed i'm sure, that this is a gipure lace. With more details it would be possible to tell if it is a crochet work (irish gipure) or the "original" kind of gipure wich is a bobbin lace.

7 comments:

  1. It could be tatted or crocheted, but like you I'm not much of an expert on lace. She's beautiful.

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  2. The lace and oval matte and lace around it are so pretty together.

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  3. It sure is an extravagant collar whatever it is made of. Her hair looks naturally wavy. Such a pretty photograph.

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  4. hi!
    the collar is definetly not tatted, tatting lace has a complete differend structure than this collar. Although the Photo is not very detailed i'm sure, that this is a gipure lace. With more details it would be possible to tell if it is a crochet work (irish gipure) or the "original" kind of gipure wich is a bobbin lace.

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  5. Hi Salome Thanks for identifying the lace! If you click on the photo and then click again it will enlarge for you! :)

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  6. Hi!
    no problem, i've tryed to differentiate it in the larger view, but ist is always difficult to to tell, when you cannot see the lace in an original size, the two kinds look always very similar. I suppose this one is corchet-lace, because bobbin lace would have a little bit finer structure, but I'm not 100% sure about it.

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  7. This was not the only year E.J. was in business - he took pictures well into the century numbering in the 1000's. John D. Berry, Librarian, U.C. Berkeley

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