Girl from Hermon, New York

What it is:

Carte de visite (CDV) photo measuring a bit less that 2.5 x 4 inches.

What I know about it:

Photograph is L. W. Coon of Hermon, New York.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Her straightforward pose with her intent gaze; the clean, classic silhouette in the simple setting; I find it all arresting.  By the way, when I post pictures that were taken in places like Milwaukee or Chicago, I imagine the sweeping changes that have taken place in those locales over time.  But the village of Hermon, NY, has a population of only about 400 today, making me wonder how much, or how little, has changed since this girl walked those streets.

2 comments on “Girl from Hermon, New York”

  1. Absolutely lovely photo CDV–I would guess late 1860’s based on the dress, and hair style. The dress simplicity is wonderful. That she is a little bit older than “a little girl” is evident in the grown-up profile of the dress, but still a child because it is hemmed higher. Children’s dresses had a wide boat neck and almost-bare shoulders.
    L Ashton

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