Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dating Photographs in Natal: colonial lady

Natalia Elizabeth Dalton
Posted by Picasa This lady's beautiful hat with enormous bow looks as if it's about to take off into the artificial foliage of the photographer's studio set. With the simple, elegant, high-necked white blouse, the sleeves close-fitting but opening into a puff at the shoulder, her tiny waist and plain dark skirt, she typifies the Natal colonial look of 1905-1908 and presents a charming picture.

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