Today’s CdV features a lovely young lady named Rose McEllinney Montgomery, with quite a lot going on with her ensemble. Her hair is in a combination of fat braids to the back and small ones in a coil to the front. Next, she seems to be wearing some kind of paletot or drape over a blouse – you can just see her white collar sticking out of her neckline. This garment has pleats on its pleats! There’s an ornate brooch pin and then one of these “lariat” style necklaces. I’m going to have to do some more research on the necklace because I have seen many of these in antique photos.

Rose selected Montfort & Hill of Burlington as her photographers. Unfortunately, they did not choose to name their state on the backmark.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 13:13:02

    Monfort and Hill were in Burlington, Iowa.


  2. IntenseGuy
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 08:18:38

    Rosa J Mcelhinney (b. abt 1861) married James R/K? Montgomery on 23 Jan 1879 (1870 US Census) (marriage)


  3. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 20:02:06

    Lots of pleats for sure..I have not seen clothing like that before:)


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