This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
A couple all dressed up for a photo.
O.W. Spencer and wife 1890 (or maybe A.W. Spencer)
The wife’s gown looks older than 1890…it looks early 1880’s to me.
It looks like the apron is made of two different fabrics and that pleated underskirt matches it. I also noticed that it looks like the gown was let out right at the bust line… which looks peculiar to me and then some trims were added right at the bust line too. The skirt also looks too short. Perhaps the gown was remade for her. This gown may be an example of the Natural Form era that took place 1877 to 1882.
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