Unidentified Siblings (United States, late-19th century)


Figure 1.-- This is a 6th plate ambrotype photo of a little boy and girl, most likely siblings. They look to be about 2-5 years old. The younger child has ringlet curls and looks to be girl, although boys this age also commonly wore dresses. The child is wearing a short sleeve, off-the-shoulder gingham dress and the boy is wearing a plaid, short sleeve off-the-shoulder blouse and short pants. These open necked garments were more common for dresses, but we also see boys wearing blouses like this. The boy wears knee pants and white long stockings. This is one of the earliest images of knee pants archived on HBC.

This is a 6th plate ambrotype photo of a little boy and girl, most likely siblings. They look to be about 2-5 years old. The younger child has ringlet curls and looks to be girl, although boys this age also commonly wore dresses. The child is wearing a short sleeve, off-the-shoulder gingham dress and the boy is wearing a plaid, short sleeve off-the-shoulder blouse and knee pants. These open necked garments were more common for dresses, but we also see boys wearing blouses like this. Notice the lacey trim. Short sleeves were not used fior shirs. We only see them on blouses for younger boys. The boy wears knee pants and white long stockings. This is one of the earliest images of knee pants archived on HBC. The girl also seems to be wearing white long stockings. The ambro allows is to approiximately date this image. Dags are more difficult to date. The fact that it is ambrotype allows us to date the portrait at about 1857-61, after this time, the new CDV format rapidly replaced both Dags and Ambros. It was in a protective case. Overall size: 3 x 3 . There was black paint on the back of the glass ambrotype. No photographer or location identified.







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