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Portrait of Young Girl | by Wisconsin Historical Images
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Portrait of Young Girl

Oval portrait of young girl wearing a high-collared dress. She is facing forward, looking slightly to right, with short, wavy hair parted in the middle, wearing a white dress with dark piping across collarbone and beneath ruffed collar, epaulets with two dark buttons, puffed sleeves, looking slightly amused.


This image is part of a collection of over 6,000 glass plate negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin and served as the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of small-town, Wisconsin life. A portion of his photographic work is represented in Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy.


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Taken on November 8, 2007