Nice little family portrait.

Today’s cabinet card is a nice little family photo.  I’m assuming it is a Christening Day photo from the gown the baby is wearing.I struggled to find a reference to Habberlin & Hines that would help to date the card.  No luck there.  The scalloped edge of the card became popular in 1890 and her hair is that typical frizzy bang style of the 1880s and her sleeves are not the huge sleeves that became popular in the 90s.  So my guess is this is a very early 1890s card and the lady has not yet adopted the styles that would become trade mark styles for the 90s.  I do like the boldness of the stripes on her dress.  If you zoom in on her dress, it looks a bit like she has a chevron pattern on the bodice.

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