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Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Does anyone know what date this could be and what occasion - I'm assuming it's Elizabeth's wedding and it is around 1870?
- My G-Grandmother Elizabeth Vine
- Elizabeth-Vine-c-1860---glass-Ambrotype---reduced.jpg (15.02 KiB) Viewed 1510 times
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:46 am
No - the photo is not 1870s - the costuming, hair and the fact that it is an ambrotype would suggest very early 1860s at the latest. Is it possible that the man with her is her brother? I doubt a married woman would sport ringlet style hair - particularly in the day time - the fashion was more for a smooth bun with hair parted in the middle (think Olivia de Haviland in Gone With the Wind). Her hair makes me think she is definitely a Miss not a Mrs at this point.
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:49 am
Just wanted to add that the plainess of the skirt and the fact that it seems to be more of a rectangular shape rather than gored and flounced would possibly even suggest late 1850s. The male's attire also fits with the time period of late 1850s very early 1860s.
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