Date: c. 1865-70
Subject: Young Woman
Dress: This young woman wears a bodice trimmed with ribbon in a large geometric pattern. It is unclear whether the buttons are functional or decorative. She wears a ribbon necktie that is either pinned to a high collar or forms the collar itself. She wears no visible jewelry.
Hat & Hair: Her hair is pulled straight back from her face and arranged in a vertical oval-shaped roll at the back of her head. She wears a stylish hat, probably made of straw or woven straw and horsehair. The low, flat-topped crown sits straight on her head, while the narrow brim comes to a point in front just over her eyebrows. The hat is trimmed with ribbon and silk or wax flowers on the side.