October 17th, 1898

Old Photographs

A photograph on nine unidentified women posed together as a group. All except for three are sitting. Most of the women look straight at the camera: two have directed their gaze to something else, and one appears to be focused on reading a book. No information remains of the identities of these women or how they knew each other. However, a date has been written with red ink on the bottom of the picture: “18 17/X 98.” – October 17th,…

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Mrs. Adelina

A photograph of a woman with dreamy and serene expression on her face, a cascade of corkscrew curls flowing over her shoulder. She’s dressed all in white and on her head there…

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A Fine Lady and a Gentleman from Munsala

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Unidentified Ladies (Sweden, ca. 1880’s)

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Cloaks and Fancy Hats

A photograph of two women wearing rather curious outfits. One of the women is sitting, and the other is standing beside her, the standing woman’s hands resting on the sitting one’s shoulders.…

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Skilnadens Atelier

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