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Jersey Girl

An 1890s portrait photo of a young woman with some interesting headgear by Barker of Bridgeton, New Jersey. Bridgeton at that time was one of the most prosperous towns in the state, and it is likely that this very well dressed lady came from one of the many families there who benefited from the town's booming industrial economy and who have also left behind a legacy of stately Victorian homes and architecture.

 

This photo came from amongst a $2.00 assortment of odd sized photos that I found floating around in "Buy It Now" purgatory on eBay - and it's probably the pick of the bunch. The card itself is larger than that of a CDV, but the image is smaller - it was probably a pain to fit into a standard photo album.

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Taken circa 1900