Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This is a CDV from the 1860s. We can tell by the card mount details – square corners and the “thin line/thick line” borders. These were popular in the first decade of CDV portraiture. I believe it might be from the second half of the decade due to the image using the full size of …

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For your review is a fine image of the ethnic costume of Wingaker Sweden. Wingaker, or VingĂ„ker as it is found in English language, is a town in the central southern third of Sweden. I found images in the Cycopeadia of Costume that are quite similar to the dress on the middle subject of this …

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