French beauty ~ 1850s

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Daguerreotype photograph of unknown woman in evening dress ~ 1850s  

Off shoulder dress; vee shaped waist; short sleeves with quarter length white lace trimmed under sleeves; fingerless black lace mittens. The hair is parted at the center with padded wing coiffure covering most of the ears and four strands of ribbon attached on the back of the head reaching over the shoulder. A criss-cross necktie with round brooch adorns the neck. Sitting on a chair, one arm resting in lap, the other leaning on small round posing table.

Via: Musee D’Orsay, Paris

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