Two sisters? Perhaps. They appear to be wearing two or three piece outfits cut from the same pattern. I will just assume that women especially in rural Minnesota either sewed themselves or went to a dressmaker. I am sure in bigger cities you could buy ready made clothing.
This photographer I P Wood was in Delano, Minnesota from 1894 to 1895. There was no record of him being in Rockford. He obviously was there at some point in time. I shared a copy of this photo with the Minnesota Historical Society because they have a directory of Minnesota photographers, they can now include Rockford as another location for this photographer. I consult their site on a regular basis to help me date photographs.
The laptop seems to be working as advertised..I must be getting old..since I sometimes doubt new fangled things..like wireless Internet connections!
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