Young Woman In Opulent Dress

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Cabinet card of a young woman in what appears to be mourning attire although maybe a bit too fancy for mourning it could just very well be her”little black dress”? Her black dress has been adorned with meticulously sewn jet beaded appliquéd and set with a large brooch.We can also see where a piece of the beaded appliqued got caught on the buttons of her dress.
A beautiful example of late 19th century fashion.

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Thanks again to M.P. for help on this one

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Family photographed by a traveling photographer

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Here is a family photographed by a traveling photographer or a friend of the family who was skilled in the art.
The Man is holding what appears to be a dead baby but the infant look to be sleeping I doubt that he would have such a great smile if that was the case.The family looks to have been photographed outdoors and most likely on the side of the house where this family lived.