Who Were They?

Lost and forgotten photos from the past

Today’s image is identified as Amy Coffin on the back of the CDV. She was a young woman when the image was made around the 1880s-1890s. I can’t really tell from her dress more than a general sense of time. She does have some lovely, matching jewelry – earrings and a brooch. Someone once tried …

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Here we have two women from the later 1860s or early 1870s. We can tell this by their hair styles and collar styles. Let’s take a closer look. First up, this lady has her hair styled in finger waves before being pulled to the back of her head. The dominant style for hair in the …

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