Mathias und Elise Höusermann ~ 1850s-60s


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Mathias und Elise Höusermann, 1850s-60s

Albumen silver print from glass negative by Franz Antoine (Austrian, 1814–1882)

I love Elise’s elaborate and rather ‘frilly’ dress. She wears the same dress on these photos here, here and here. Notice the beautiful lace under sleeves and lace collar. I would imagine a more youthful woman wearing a dress like that. She is a rather plain, an a bit of a severe beauty whereas her husband is quiet the dandy. There is another photo of him here.

{ via: MET Museum }

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