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Occupational Portrait believed to be a "House-Keeper" circa 1864

Occupational Portrait believed to be a "House-Keeper" circa 1864 -- Is she wearing bloomers?

Portrait of a Lady, possibly a domestic servant, in a striped dress, late 1840s. Salted paper print from paper negative.

Portrait of a Lady, possibly a domestic servant, in a striped dress, late Salted paper print from paper negative.

Maid of all work. Hannah Cullwick!

Intimidating, masculine, strong - her lack of femininity allowed her to almost venture into the spaces reserved solely for men (emphasis on almost)

[Unidentified African American woman]; 1860s; ambrotype

In remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who served in the American Civil War, the Liljenquist Family donated their rare collection of over 700 ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress.

a laundry dress

Occupational Tintype believed to be a "Washer-woman" circa cent. - look at those short skirts!

29 Extremely Rare Pictures Document Everyday Life of the United States in the 1860s

vintage everyday: 29 Extremely Rare Pictures Document Everyday Life of the United States in the

Everyday kids

High bodice, functioning buttons, bishop sleeves, pleated or gathered skirt. Shown with collar and neck tie.

Mother and laughing child, tintype (?) 1855-1865, uploaded by Annette Bethke.

Proud Mother and Laughing Infant, Ambrotype, circa 1860 American US history photograph

Civil War era two sisters at table, unusual collar and in the background appears to be a dead woman - odd photo....

Civil War era two sisters at table, unusual collar and in the background appears to be a dead woman - odd photo. really neat photos

ca. 1860-80’s, [occupational tintype portrait of a pair of plumbers with a variety of tools at their feet]

Retro plumbers - don't know how i feel about them though, but its an interesting photo. [occupational tintype portrait of a pair of plumbers with a variety of tools at their feet]

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