This is a cabinet card. It is most likely a photo of two sisters. I am curious if anyone knows what the lighter colored ribbons signify..if anything. I thought they might be bonnet ties...but I am not sure. Louis Olson was the photographer at Fertile, Minnesota. Fertile is such a little tiny town I was surprised that they ever had a photographer.
The gowns seem similar, perhaps they were traveling gowns as their sleeves seem to be a bit more practical. I found the trim on both sides of the jacket to be interesting. I will guess that this photo was taken around 1890.
Thanks for stopping by, do come again..I am a bit late today..I was off picking raspberries:)