Returning to the Red Velvet Album we feature a CdV of a young girl showing off her long, beautiful hair. It is tied with a ribbon and draped over her right shoulder. A woman’s hair was definitely a point of pride in the 19th century! She also has a lovely bar pin at her throat.
The photographer was Judkins in Bismark, Dakota Territory. As we learned recently, Dakota Territory existed for a short period of time, so the photograph can be dated between 1861-1889. We can further narrow the time frame to between the mid-1880s to 1889 based on the use of a dark card. These dark colors were introduced in the mid ’80s, and while they were used through to the mid ’90s, Dakota Territory became South and North Dakota in 1889.