Once upon a time in Des Moines, IA, this lovely lady went to the L. H. Freeborn & Son studio to have her portrait made. They had her stand with a chair covered with some feathers or foliage of some kind. She looks like she’s a bit uncertain of the whole process. Her dress, however, is quite fashionable. It surely has a bustle which you can’t see here, and it features the appearance of a vest or second layer under the bodice, although it would have been one garment. In my mind, this is a soft rose pink with green velvet trimmings. Quite fashionable!

Only two photos remain in the Dobb Long Book. One of these days I will get around to dedicating an entire page to the album, but in the meantime if you want to look at the full book, click on the category “Dobb Long Book” over there to the right.

This is a proud Sepia Saturday post.  Please click through to view interesting and inspiring sepia images from around the world.


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