Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hoop Dress Sisters - part II

The carte de visite (CDV) was a type of small photograph the size of a visiting card. It was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of a carte de visite is 2½ by 4 inches. It was enormously popular in the 1860s.  This one shows another hoop dress lady, I figure she's a sister of last month's posting.

next episode: Giovanna


  1. Another great photo. Sad not to know who the family might be, but they're wonderful photos nonetheless.

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  3. Even though it looks lovely, I'm sure that wasn't a very comfortable dress to wear.


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