I-0.193.1 | Unidentified woman, Montreal, QC, 1861

 
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Unidentified woman, Montreal, QC, 1861
William Notman (1826-1891)
1861, 19th century
Silver salts on paper mounted on paper - Albumen process
8.5 x 5.6 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
I-0.193.1
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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This young woman, photographed in William Notman's studio in 1861, wears a dress that bears numerous similarities to one in the McCord Museum that dates from six or seven years earlier (M973.1.1.1-2). In each case, the skirt is made up of three flounces that give it a more ample sweep. The bodices of both dresses, set off with a small lace collar, are trimmed with a sort of V-shaped fringed yoke and pagoda sleeves with fringed flounces.