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Middle-aged woman posing in a photographer's studio
Tintype, 1/6 plate
J. Cosmas Vintage Photography
The dealer wrote (July 2013):
What an interesting outfit she's wearing! Her ruffled dress has this unusual pattern of what looks like "figure eights". Over this she wears a heavily-fringed plaid shawl or blanket covering her hands, and over this she wears a fur mantle. It must have been a cold day. The chair seats been tinted a soft purple.