Portrait of Elsie Beers

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Subject

Photograph

Title

Portrait of Elsie Beers

Date

ca. 1900

Description

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 become teachers. Elsie’s dress features a high neckline, puffed sleeves, and an interesting collar. Stand-up collars and wide sleeves became popular in the 1890s, but this photo probably dates closer to 1900 given the date she was attending Normal School.

Photograph on paper, ca. 1900

Source

Donor: Maria Bag

Identifier

URI 2002.15.05d

Contributor

Lauren Stamps
Linda Welters, PhD

Creator

C. A. Blackman, Danbury, Conn.

Citation

C. A. Blackman, Danbury, Conn., “Portrait of Elsie Beers,” Historic Textile and Costume Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://uritextilecollection.omeka.net/items/show/325.

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