Yet another treasure from Keepers! This photograph depicts a lovely young woman, dressed in Edwardian fashions. The Edwardian period (1900-1913) stylized the “S” shape of a woman’s body, making the bosom and bottom prominent and the waist a tiny curve between the two. While this young woman does not have the exaggerated bosom, her posture certainly supports the “S” shape of her corsetry. She is likely wearing several petticoats under her skirt as well to emphasize the feminine form. Edwardian fashions are sometimes called the last hurrah or the golden age of the feminine form, although there are many modern fashions that tittilate in different ways.
This photo is enclosed in a large matte, about 5″w x 7″h. The photographer was Johnson of Sioux City, IA.