II-107083 | Mrs. Evans, Montreal, QC, 1894

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Mrs. Evans, Montreal, QC, 1894
Wm. Notman & Son
1894, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
17 x 12 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
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Mrs. Evans, photographed in the Notman studio in 1894, is shown sporting a dress very much in keeping with contemporary taste. The puffy "balloon" sleeves are typical of the mid-1890s. They would never be fuller than they were in the period from 1890 to 1896, and would go out of fashion after 1897. The sleeves of Mrs. Evans' dress and its high collar and knots, although these do not appear at the same place on the bodice, remind one of a dinner dress in the collection of the McCord Museum (M19789).