Backmark: “Studio Fotografico Goriziano F. Troester Cotrada S. Giovani No. 14”
Date: c. 1866-68
Subject: Young Woman
Dress: Unfortunately, years of fading and a wash of watercolor paint have obscured most of the details of this image. Her dress is a one-piece composed of bodice and attached skirt. The entire dress is tinted green with watercolors. The bodice is gathered, with a center-front opening and buttons. The bodice is trimmed with U-shaped ruching. The skirt reaches to within inches of the floor, and is trimmed about a foot from the hem with two narrow stripes.
She wears a white apron, which is an unusual accessory in photographs of this era. Possibly it was a local convention. When Americans are photoraphed in aprons, the aprons are almost always the decorative silk kind.
She wears a relatively small cage crinoline, a size typical for the latter half of the 1860s.
Hair: Her hair looks like it is brushed straight back and bound up, but it is difficult to tell because of the poor quality of the photograph.