Portrait of a mother and her daughter ~ c. 1850

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Portrait of a mother and her daughter, c. 1850

Tinted daguerreotype, photographer unknown. Could this be a mourning photo? Or half-mourning? Note the black glove on one hand, and the other hand is bare. I like the detail of the bonnet ribbon which is left untied, as opposed to most photographs where the ribbon is always so properly tied. It gives the image a more ‘intimate’ character.

Via: Nordiska museet

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