Monday, November 1, 2010

Photo Number 359

Lady in a big dress CdV Motley AS
I happened upon a few very old CdV’s. This one is from 1860 to 1870.  The dress has almost pagoda style sleeves and she is wearing a snood or a decorative hairnet. I purchased this photo for 50 cents at an Antiques shop in Motley, Minnesota.  I purchased two that day in the same booth..they may go together..maybe not.  They are kind of “Gone with the Wind” style photos.
I have four of these photos to share this week and then we will begin a series of old photos of Soldiers.

Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)

Update from Norkio:
This is most definitely an 1860s vintage photo, possibly the late 60s. At the end of the 60s, the skirts were still full, but elliptical, meaning the fullness was heading toward the rear, and if you looked at it from above, instead of a round circle, you would see an elliptical shape more round in the back. The sleeve seams are dropped about 2-4 inches below the natural shoulder which is classic 1860s styling. You've got a real find here concerning her hair dressing. There are people who insist that women did not wear hair nets (the word snood did not exist at that time) that were visible, however we have photographic and extant evidence clearly showing decorated hair nets. Your photo is a triumph for those of us who wear hair nets with our historical clothing - they did exist and your photo proves it! :-)

7 comments:

  1. I LOVE this photo Connie. What a bargain you got! The homes/churches I feature from historic Roswell GA have many photos like this on display.

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  2. This is most definitely an 1860s vintage photo, possibly the late 60s. At the end of the 60s, the skirts were still full, but elliptical, meaning the fullness was heading toward the rear, and if you looked at it from above, instead of a round circle, you would see an elliptical shape more round in the back. The sleeve seams are dropped about 2-4 inches below the natural shoulder which is classic 1860s styling. You've got a real find here concerning her hair dressing. There are people who insist that women did not wear hair nets (the word snood did not exist at that time) that were visible, however we have photographic and extant evidence clearly showing decorated hair nets. Your photo is a triumph for those of us who wear hair nets with our historical clothing - they did exist and your photo proves it! :-)

    Norkio

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  3. This is a wonderful photo and I just love it! Her hair net really sets it off. And only 50 cents? Wow, you got a great deal. Too bad we don't know who she is.

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  4. It's a Gone with the Wind costume.

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  5. I like the fancy chair is standing against. :)

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  6. It is a great hobby to collect vintage photographs and very unusual too. It is quite amazing to think that the person in the photograph was alive. While observing these pictures, you might wonder how was her lifestyle?how many people where there in her/his family? how attached s/he was with her/his family members? How was s/he as a person? and so on....or maybe, this was her/his last photograph in this world...a hobby like this is indeed an engagement for the inquisitive minds..keep posting your collections for the inquisitive people like us !

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  7. i love vintage photos
    Because there is story behind this.
    we can know about old time life styles and their
    fashion

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Connie