Saturday, May 1, 2010

Photo Number 180

Sisters?  Perhaps. Friends?  Maybe.   This came from the Antique Shop in Park Rapids, Minnesota. I will guess that this is from the late 1880's.. they almost have bangs..the dresses or blouses seem to be heavily pleated in the front.
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Update from Norkio: 
Big plaids like that also tell us this lady had some means, as matching plaids on a dress required extra fabric. The sleeves with their puffed shoulders are fairly typical of the late 1880s to 1890s. 

6 comments:

  1. Wouldn't you love to know if they were sisters or friends. A very interesting photo the way it is turned on an angle.

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  2. It is an interesting print. Putting it at an angle was really wild for back then.

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  3. I love this picture. I think your dating is fairly correct. Big plaids like that also tell us this lady had some means, as matching plaids on a dress required extra fabric. The sleeves with their puffed shoulders are fairly typical of the late 1880s to 1890s. Very interesting that the picture is on the diagonal, I wonder if the photog had a small area to work with, and in order to fit them both in the shot came up with that. I agree that it is quite daring for the time. :-)

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  4. Such fun to come and see the vintage photos and to see on the sidebar that some have actually been identified. Next winter when I run out of things to blog I might have to scan some of my old photos for fun :)

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  5. Another interesting photo! I have also never seen an old photo done on a diagonal as this one.

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  6. The woman on the right looks a whole lot like the twin sisters on the show Big Love. Very distinctive face.

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