Hi! I’m back. My kid is on the mend and I’m ready to get back to blogging. It has been awhile since I’ve done a cabinet card so that is what we will do today.
I’d say this is a wedding photo. What do you think? She is wearing all white with white gloves and a huge corsage with white flowers. If you zoom in on the photo, you can see that the bodice of her dress appears to be in the style of a jacket with a faux shirtwaist under it. I think she may have a necklace on as well. The skirt is fairly plain but has a train on it and peeking under the skirt is a pleated petticoat.
My guess for dates is the late 80s because of her hairstyle and fitted sleeves. The edge of the card is a beveled gold which was common starting in 1885. A huge photographers stamp on the back was also common in the 1880s.I found a reference to FP Dunn at 240 Burnett St New Brunswick NJ here. This site found evidence of this photographer being at this site in the 1880s which fits my theory.