This lovely cabinet card from the Red Velvet Album features a very cute baby in a dress trimmed with gorgeous lace. The baby is a blondie, and I think might have been a boy by the side part that is sort of there. However, being such a undefined part, it could just be the way the baby’s hair fell and this is a girl. It is unidentified, so we will never know.
The photographer was J. E. Hall in Meadville, PA. The cabinet card itself is interesting with the way the edges are beveled. I have seen deckled edges but not this style. Since deckled edges were popular in the 1890s I’ll date this in the same decade.
4 thoughts on “Baby in a lacy dress”
Even if it looks like a “J” the photographer was Ira Eugene (I.E.) Hall (b. July 1855 in PA) who married Inez A. Ellison and had no children.
The script on these cards is killing me lately! Maybe I really do need to get my eyes checked. Sigh…
What a droll expression on the baby’s face!
Love the lace around the bottom of the dress:)