Woman with two children in Findlay, Ohio

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What it is:

Carte de visite (CDV) measuring slightly less than 2.5 x 4 inches.

What I know about it:

Photographer is Reiterman of Findlay, Ohio.  Otherwise undated and unidentified.


Hopefully one of the costume experts who reads this blog can weigh in, but I’m guessing maybe 1870s?  Maybe a little earlier?  It’s a nice, clear image, and one of those that makes me wish I could see it in color.  The photographer’s address, by the way, is “Rawson’s Block, Main St.”.  That sort of directional address is not uncommon on these old photos, and I think they are fun, but I’m left wondering what Rawson (or Rawson’s) is/was.  A business?  A building?  It was apparently something of a local landmark, in any case.

4 comments on “Woman with two children in Findlay, Ohio”

  1. I think it’s earlier than 1870’s; more like 1860’s or even 1850’s. The 1870’s was the bustle decade, so skirts got narrower pretty quickly.

  2. I love how they all have similar expressions… and the baby almost blends in with mama’s dress!

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