Cabinet Card of a Young Boy

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Subject

Photograph

Title

Cabinet Card of a Young Boy

Date

ca. 1886 - 1890

Description

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 wore dresses, just like little girls. This boy’s outfit consists of a fitted jacket, pleated skirt, and broad white collar with openwork details. Collars such as this one became popular after 1886 when Frances Hodgson Burnett published Little Lord Fauntleroy. Unlike the character in the book who wore his hair in ringlets, this boy’s hair has been cut short.

Cabinet card, approximately 1886-1890

Source

Donor: Maria Bag

Identifier

URI 2002.15.05c

Contributor

Emily Sorbara

Creator

H. A. Lesure, 207 Main Street, Danbury, Conn.

Relation

See URI 2002.15.15b

Citation

H. A. Lesure, 207 Main Street, Danbury, Conn., “Cabinet Card of a Young Boy,” Historic Textile and Costume Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://uritextilecollection.omeka.net/items/show/328.

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