Monday, November 1, 2010
Photo Number 359
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! :-)