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19th century

    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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    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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    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…