Offered are four Victorian/Edwardian era photographs of lovely young women. But, there is a tragedy involved. Two of the photos are of the same woman. In the first, which is faded, she is holding a rolled graduation diploma and surrounded by bouquets. In the other she poses in a summer print dress. On the back of the first photo, it is noted that she died August 19 1908 at age 19 years old and was buried on the 22nd. Her name is lost to history as it does not identify who she is. The other two photos hopefully had more happy life lines. One can only be described as elegantly handsome in sepia. She is posed in front of a tapestry next to an urn. She holds a partially folded fan. We must note that her dress is unusual--in summer style--it is sleeveless--unusual for the times--except for ball gowns. The skirt is ruffled. She has a bangle bracelet on each arm, earrings and a corsage. On the back it says Howland 176 and 178 West Fourth St, between Elm and Plum over Mickie the Jeweler. Town? The last photo is a bust portrait of pretty lady side view with her white bodice fading into the background. It is marked Reed & Wallace Mobile Oct 1886. The CDV's are 4 1/2 x 6 1/2. All are in good vintage condition with no foxing and no creasing. Original listing price $20. Item 5008b Lot 4/1/8
Collectibles with a vintage sensibility; specialty in ladies hats and fashion accessories.
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