N-0000.73.9 | Group of young ladies, St. Albans, VT, composite, 1873

 
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Group of young ladies, St. Albans, VT, composite, 1873
William Notman (1826-1891)
1873, 19th century
Silver salts on paper - Albumen process
35.6 x 43.2 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
N-0000.73.9
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Art (2774) , composite (312) , Photograph (77678)
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When William Notman went to St. Albans, Vermont to photograph the local militia (see N-0000.73.11), he also recorded the students of the St. Albans girls' school. The occasion for the fancy dress is not know, but there is a wide variety of native costumes ranging in style from European to Chinese, and one girl is dressed in semi-military attire as Florence Nightingale.