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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Girl in a silk dress

Girl in a silk dress


A young girl sits at a Victorian table, her arm placed on a cloth-covered round table, looking straight at the camera. Her off-the-shoulder dress with short sleeves and low-cut shoes with ties that wrap around the ankles relect styles of the 1850s. The sheen of the fabric identifies it as silk rather than muslin. Her short hair held back with a headband appears quite modern. Parts of her sleeve and the tablecloth have been tinted.


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TitleGirl in a silk dress
FormatDaguerreotype in a sealed case.

Title by cataloger.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionGrand Rapids History and Special Collections

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Library, Main Branch

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