Young woman wearing a necktie

By: usermattw

Feb 22 2013

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Category: Women


Click here to view it larger.

Click here to view the back.

What it is:

Cabinet card measuring 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Ye Rose Studio of Providence, Rhode Island.  As for her name, see below comments.


There are some penciled notes on the back giving the woman’s maiden and married names, though the notes are confusing.  Her name was Alice, and one of her surnames was Salisbury, but I’m having a hard time reading the other, or being sure which was which.  Click on the link above to see if you can make any more sense of it.  Also, take a look at the quirky graphic design on the back with the wacky font.  Meanwhile, I think it’s an elegant portrait of a beautiful woman who looks surprisingly sharp dressed that way.

8 comments on “Young woman wearing a necktie”

  1. Very nice photo. Suffragette .

  2. My guess is Crocker, based on the way the person makes their R’s.

  3. Salisbury is her maiden name. Was there a time that it was fashionably for women to wear ties?

    • You’re right. The commenter John did the research that I’ve been too busy to do and sent me a message telling me her name is Alice Salisbury Crooker. I don’t know about the necktie. It seems unusual, and yet somehow it rings a bell as a look I’ve seen before.

  4. Yes, I’m pretty sure it’s saying “Her name was Alice Salisbury now Mrs. Crooker”. I guess she wasn’t married when this pic was taken, but was married by the time someone got a hold of it to write on the back. The tie is very interesting and odd, especially on top of a ruffled blouse. And the font is very very odd! But I like it!

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