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    Costume Photography from 1875

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    Two photographs of two different women wearing somewhat unusual costumes. One looks like it could be a traditional costume of some sort, but I do not know about the subject well enough to be certain. The other is clearly just a fancy costume: the dress itself is patterned with stars, and the woman wearing it also has a headpiece in the shape of a star and a crescent moon, a long star-speckled veil, and a wristband decorated with a large…

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    One of Ecklin’s Boarders

    A photograph of a woman posing with a cat that has a bow ribbon on its neck. Both the woman’s and the cat’s name are written on the photograph: the…

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    Memory from Spring 1866

    Picture of two gentlemen raising glasses, standing by a small table that is covered with a frilly cloth. The men are smartly dressed, but they are standing on a worn-out rug…

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    Pallbearer Girls

    On this picture eight girls, dressed in white, are carrying a white coffin. It appears to have been a beautiful, sunny day during late summer (judging by the stacks of hay…

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    Kongo-Ville

    Two rather small and blurred photographs taken in Congo Free State in the beginning of the 20th century, one showing a cheerful man on horseback, the other showing the same…

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    Not Always So Formal

    Two pictures of the same woman: the first one being a portrait of her on hew own, and the second one showing her with (most likely) her husband. I find…

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    The White Coffin

    Picture of a horse-drawn hearse carrying a white coffin on a snowy country road. The photograph dates from approximately the 1920’s, and has most likely been taken in Finland. The…