Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This is yet another unidentified couple from the C. Murray Album. This cabinet card is on black card stock, which was popular between 1885 and 1895. We know this photo is from the later 1880s because of the bustle that is apparent on the woman’s dress. Looking to the right of her body, you can see the drapery falling behind her. The bustle was popular until about 1889. I can identify 20 buttons on her bodice, which is quite a lot considering she probably was petite. Her hat has been placed on the pedestal to the left of the gentleman, and he is holding his own hat. The woman looks a bit like Kate Parish Streeter to me.

3 thoughts on “Wedding Portrait?

  1. What a lovely gown..all those buttons really make the gown! I wonder what color it was..blue maybe..or a lovely apricot color..it is fun to think of different colors for wedding dresses. I bet that hat was something else..she seems to have two rings on her left hand:)


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