1880s Mother and Child Cabinet Card - Happy Mother's Day to Loving Mothers Everywhere
An 1880s mother and her sweet, blonde-headed child are captured by the camera as they embrace cheek-to-cheek.
The child wears an elaborate dark dress embellished by gorgeous white lace and a wide, dark satin ribbon tied in a fancy bow with looped streamers. Narrow bands of white runching run down the front of the dress.
The carefully coiffed mother wears a conservative dark, tightly-fitted dress with dark velvet lapels and a velvet standup collar and velvet cuffs. A stiffly-starched white undercollar fastened together by a stud can be seen peeking out over the top of the velvet collar. Two flower-shaped shiney buttons adorn her skirt. A delicate earring with a small, sparkling stone dangles from her ear, and at her throat she wears a magnificent cameo.
Stamped in gilt letters underneath a narrow gilt Greek Key border is the name of the photographer in decorative script - B. E. Goldsberry. His location printed in all caps gilt letters is Bedford, Iowa. Sadly, nothing is written on the photograph giving the identity of the mother and child.
View the photograph in its largest size to see the exquisite details on the lace of the child's dress and the mother's beautiful cameo.