Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Victorian Photo: Young Woman with an Outrageously Wonderful Hat

She was obviously ready to show herself to best advantage at the time this picture was taken. The lacy ruffles of her shoulder garment (a pelerine, if I'm correct here) is finely decked with all the trimmings, while her hat--a confection if there ever was one!--is really quite precious. Her hair looks more in the mode of, say, 1875 to maybe 1880, maybe later. Perhaps we can date her portrait from the bustle dress era.
I love her pert pose, the way the bonnet sits on the back of her head, along with that straight laced collar ruff up under her chin. 
As usual, we offer both versions of this item, the first being the somewhat renewed look, and the second with warts and all.
This is a favorite of mine. We enjoy the look of both versions, and hope you will too.
Happy Creativity!

Antique Victorian Portrait Photo of a Young Woman

All Cleaned Up
Downloadable Version HERE

Original Look
Downloadable Version HERE

Scanned Imagery courtesy PPS Archives
Free for Public Domain Use


pchickki said...

She is wonderful, warts and all.
Thanks for sharing :)

Plush Possum Studio said...

pchickki: Isn't she? We could not have resisted her charm if we'd tried! So glad you like her too! And thanks for the visit!

Ann said...

she's fabulous!!
are those pearls around her ruffled neck? I've never seen a neck so covered!!!!! i wouldn't have done well in that ear..I won't wear turtlenecks or chokers..have this "thing" about stuff around my neck!(oh lord..do you think I was hanged or beheaded in a previous life?).
Warts and all..i think she's pretty!!! xo

Christine H. said...

I'm so glad you stopped by, because it led me back to your blog. How fun - it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Ann:She does look choked off there, doesn't she? Makes me wonder about her motives for going overboard on the pearls. Maybe the clasp on the front of the pelrine (sp?) was broken or torn off. Or maybe she had a scar on her neck. it's a mystery.
But you, my dear, not enjoying having things against your throat--well, the opposite is my deal. I like a turtleneck or cowl sweater. Just don't ask me to wear a choker!!!lol
Happy Birthday, honey!!!!!
Did you find your little email thingy yet?


Plush Possum Studio said...

Christine: Hi! And welcome! Guess we like your place too!
;) And thanks for stopping by and leaving such a positive comment!


El encaanto de las viejas fotografias,y las nostálgias por los tiempos pasados

Plush Possum Studio said...

Juan: Por favor, perdóname esta mal Español. Gracias por tu comentario elogioso. Esperamos que se unan a nosotros aquí de nuevo.


Gracias por el buén concepto que tienes de mis elucubraciones Saludo JUAN

Anonymous said...

I think she is fab too, i wonder what she would have thought about Lady GA GA hehe
hugs June xxxxx

Plush Possum Studio said...

Juan: Es fácil ver la flor de su mente a través del lente de una cámara en el trabajo que están haciendo. Es bueno tenerte aquí otra vez.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Hi June:
Their fashion styles would sure clash together! LOL
it's a whole different era, that's for sure!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You are right, her hat is outrageous by today's fashion but it probably was chic in her day. Great photo.


Plush Possum Studio said...

Danielle: Greetings! And welcome!
You seem well versed in things historical. We like that around here.
Thanks for stopping by--we'll look forward to hearing more from you in future!
And Thank You for your Follow!

Scott Niven said...

I'd love to go back in time and see what everyone was walking around in fashion-wise back during that time period. So many things that seem outrageous now, but clearly weren't then.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Scott: I'm actually up for a bit of a re-write on our title LOL. I think it might look better with "bodacious" as our adjective. How does that sound to those expert ears of yours?

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