MP-1992.13.2 | Elizabeth Taylor Davie-Haws, Quebec City, QC, about 1858
Elizabeth Taylor Davie-Haws, Quebec City, QC, about 1858
Anonyme - Anonymous
about 1858, 19th century
Silver salts on glass - Wet collodion process
8 x 7 cm
Gift of Mrs. Calista Cave
© McCord Museum
Keywords: female (19035) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
This 1858 photograph shows a dress with pagoda sleeves that resemble those of the McCord Museum's dress M918.104.22.168-2. Sleeves of this sort expanded around the mid-1850s, as did the circumference of skirts.
Since the beginning of photography in the 1840s, photographic portraits provide a true, living image of fashion by capturing a moment in time on film.