Liberty Bell 3

Liberty Bell 4

Pleasantly plump in New Hampshire

Next up from the Liberty Bell album is this photograph from the 1890s showing a round-faced woman with quite a lot of lace and ruffles adorning her dress. Her hair is slicked down to her head with small curls around the hairline. These were called frisse I believe. From what I can see of the dress, the styling is from the mid 1890s, with lots of layers, tucks, bows, ribbons, and probably more that cannot be seen. The photographer was N. A. Nealey of Linden Street, Exeter, NH.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. IntenseGuy
    Jan 14, 2014 @ 08:26:10

    Newell Adams Nealey (21 Dec 1876 – 1947) appears to have only been a photographer from about 1898 to 1908.

    His find a grave memorial outlines his marriage history –


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  3. Liutgard
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 04:08:16

    Those curls around the hairline were also know as a ‘lunatic fringe’.


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