Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

A pair of siblings posed for their portrait. You can just see behind the girl’s feet the base of a positioning stand to help her hold her pose. The boy is handsome but unremarkable. The girl is wearing a great example of a girls’ bustle dress from the 1880s. The dress does not go beyond mid calf to allow her to play outdoors, but she is beginning to dress like a woman. She has very curly hair, which was very popular at the time. You can’t easily tell, but she is most likely wearing a junior corset.

2 thoughts on “Siblings

  1. IntenseGuy says:

    That’s a beautiful (and haunting) photo. And now that I know about the leaning stands, I see them everywhere!


  2. I think there is a stand behind him too! I noted that only the top button of his coat was buttoned..typical 1880’s. :)


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