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Three generations are having their photograph taken on the porch of a house, sometime around 1900. Two older women stand at the back, each dressed in a light-colored blouse with a dark skirt. One blouse buttons down the front, as evidenced by the…

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Mary Whitlock (1892-1977), the founding mother of URI’s Historic Textile and Costume Collection, is seen here in her high school graduation outfit. She wears a light-colored dress with a stand-up collar, full sleeves, and floor-length skirt. She is…

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The sitter, whose photograph was taken at Schultze located at 297-299 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, wears what is probably a matching three-piece suit in a tattersall plaid (the trousers are not visible). The silhouette is barrel-chested, which was…

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The photograph was taken at the studio of H. A. Lesure, 207 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut. The little boy wears a short two-piece dress, which indicates that he is preschool age. For most of the nineteenth century, boys under five years of age…

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This post-card photograph features four women in a field wearing shirtwaists and dark skirts. Shirtwaists were new in the 1890s, and women wore them for many occasions, including sport activities. Many American factories manufactured shirtwaists for…

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This photograph was taken at the studio of Bundy & Stoddard, 320 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. According to LangdonRoad.com, Bundy & Stoddard operated at that address in 1884 and 1885. That date corresponds to the fashion worn by the…

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This girl, named Elsie Beers, was photographed by C. A. Blackman in Danbury, Connecticut where she lived. Elsie was listed as attending a Normal School in Providence, Rhode Island, in summer, 1909. Normal schools educated high school students to…

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The child is wearing a white eyelet dress, black stockings, and black side-button boots. It is difficult to determine the gender of the child since both boys and girls dressed alike in short dresses until they were approximately five years old at…

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Three women pose near a tree in the forest wearing shirtwaist blouses and long dark skirts. The women wear embellished hats for their walk in the woods; one of the women has taken off her hat. One of the women carries a parasol to protect her skin…

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This photograph was taken in Danbury, Connecticut at Folsom’s studio. The woman rests against the back of a textile-covered chair. She wears an ensemble that was fashionable from about 1878 to 1882. It consists of a lace-trimmed bodice that extends…
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