II-120351 | Miss Honan, Montreal, QC, 1897

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Miss Honan, Montreal, QC, 1897
Wm. Notman & Son
1897, 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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The immense sleeves of the 1890s, like those of the McCord bodice (M19789.1), were at their peak in 1894-1896. Although they went out of fashion in 1897, some can still be seen in the Notman Photographic Archives of that year. There are also smaller ones, though, and others where the reduced puffing is higher up on the arm, as in this cabinet photo of Miss Honan dated August 30, 1897. The smaller sleeve came into vogue in a variety of styles the following year.