I’m not feeling to wordy today. In fact I feel a bit of a cold coming on. So lets go with a picture that speaks a thousand words. This particular one is a tin type of a young girl. Judging by the clothes and hair I’d guess this to be late 1870’s or early 1880’s.
She seems a bit sad to me. It seem more than the usual serious face…she seems sad. But, she is very pretty. I’d guess her to be about 18.
I like her bodice. It seems to have a faux jacket look with some lapels on it. The lapels have a pleated trim on them that I really like. It looks like the bodice is closed with lots of self covered buttons.
Her hair really suits her face but I can’t figure out what she has done. Obviously there are heavy bangs and the sides are pulled tightly back. What is going on at top? There are two lighter colored things. I think the one on the left is her scalp showing through a part in her hair. What is the other thing? Is it a pin holding a wave of hair in place?
For someone who is not feeling wordy, I’m getting wordy. I think I should call it a day.