Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photo Number 648

This is a CdV or Cartes de visite similar in size to our wallet photographs today.
winona photo Bemidji Antiques
I purchased this photo at the antique shop in Bemidji Minnesota.
winona back Bemidji Antiques
Here we have the price, Best Photographs $2.00 per doz.
W.L. Barnes was in Winona Minnesota from 1866 to 1892.  He was at Center Street  from 1886 to 1892.  Based on the woman’s dress I will say this photo was taken in 1886 if not a tad earlier.  Rows of buttons, pleated decorations on the skirt and a high white collar all say 1880’s.  
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6 comments:

  1. Lovely dress; can you imagine how long it would take just to get in the dress?!!!

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  2. She looks very relaxed in that ornate dress. So she has two talents - good taste in clothing, and knowing how to have her picture taken. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I'm enjoying the "dress" photos this week.

    How I envy your access to these wonderful, forgotten photos. None are available in my area. Does that mean no one here is "forgotten"?

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  4. She may be sitting, but she is buttoned, ruffled, tucked and trimmed within an inch of her life. I really don't think she's can breathe. She's probably thinking, " Push the button, push the button."

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  5. We've nearly come full circle - with the prices of a photograph... these were about 5 cents each and you can get prints for that too...

    ...but in color!

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Connie