Saturday, June 8, 2013
Cabinet Photo of a young Woman wearing a tall Hat & a tight Jacket
Usually I post photos or postcards here that are active listings for sale on my eBay site. I post them because I think they're interesting for some reason, I think it gets them a lot more looks and it may help with sales. I'm not a collector (for the moment), I buy these photos at various venues and I try to sell them for a profit. I'm not emotionally attached to any of them, though I do like them. I must enjoy buying and selling these photos, because, believe me, there has to be a way to make more money than this. (Like have a real job maybe? Well I had those for a long time, this is much more fun.) Anyway, this photo has already sold - it sold today and is off to the great state of Arkansas, which makes it an unusual post for me. I have nothing to gain by posting this (sales wise anyway), I just like it.
This is a detail of a cabinet photo. Its a young woman wearing a tallish, fairly elaborately decorated hat, a tight knitted jacket/sweater with a high collar, lots of buttons and a sprig of flowers. She's also wearing a ring of some sort - looks more like a class ring than a wedding ring. It is from the 1870s-1880s era, most likely. There is no photographer information or writing, so no clues as to who this was or where it was made.
The photos I post here usually don't do the real item justice, and that is very true in this case. The actual cabinet photo shows the details of the jacket much more sharply.