August 4, 2013 | Comments Off on In Their Sunday Best | Betsy Woodman
I found some well turned out ladies in the biscuit tin.The woman above wore a ribbon at the neck, lace collar, fancy tie, and brooch, just as the younger girls did. She’s added a festooned hat, which to my mind gives her an air of confidence. Lovely but wistful Priscilla Parker looks ready for a ride in a carriage. Oh dear, this tintype is pretty rusty, but you can still see the nice plaid, popular at mid-century. Love the dangly earrings. The photo above might date from a little later, judging from the overskirt (the beginnings of a bustle?) and trim on the dress. Could that little dog possibly have been real? Or was it a photographer’s prop?
Oh, they all look so serious! Maybe it was from having to hold the pose until the photographer was done.