I-43290 | Mrs. A. Rivers, Montreal, QC, 1869-70

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Mrs. A. Rivers, Montreal, QC, 1869-70
William Notman (1826-1891)
About 1869-1870, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Notman photos taken prior to 1870 show numerous variations on simpler styles, such the McCord Museum's dress (M6327.1-3), and bouffant models, like Mademoiselle de Saint-Ours's peach-coloured evening gown (M969.1.11.1-4). But puffed overskirts predominate in both 1870 Archives photos (as in this cabinet photo of Mrs. A. Rivers from January/February) and fashion plates from that year.