When the mat that framed the portrait of the child was removed, the woman holding the child was revealed
Worried child sucking her thumb & holding her favorite dolly.
Daguerreotype from Civil War period. I love her determined little face. Her…
Different with hair down - mourning photo? Looks like cornrows in her hair.
Yes, they smiled back then. Sweet bitty girl, happy Papa! Portrait of a Father and Smiling Child, about 1855, Daguerreotype. J. Paul Getty Museum
1/9 plate ambrotype of an unknown Union soldier, ca. 1861-1865.
Augusta Currie Bradhurst Field... rocking the Leia buns in the 1850s
+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Stunning mother in a flowered bonnet gazing lovingly at her pretty baby.
English quarter-plate ambrotype of a young girl holding her doll