Woman in Hornellsville, New York

By: usermattw

Feb 19 2013

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Category: Women


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What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is (if I’m reading the elaborate font correctly) F. F. Crum of Hornellsville, New York.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


For a while I thought this might be the same woman as the one pictured here, but I’ve since decided it’s not.  I’m curious about the scroll she’s holding.  Is she a recent graduate of something?  I suspect this might be one of those instances where old-fashioned (from my perspective) styles of hair and dress fool me into thinking the person wearing them is older than she is.

5 comments on “Woman in Hornellsville, New York”

  1. Another surprising, silent blast from the past…

  2. I agree. I don’t think they’re the same woman ~ tho they look related. That is quite a bustle on that dress. And a lot of lace. And jewelry. I’m guessing graduate as well, tho the rings on her right hand (holding the scroll) indicate she’s married, and typically if a woman didn’t finish her schooling before she got married, she never did.

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