Item 2008.001.246 - Portrait of a young boy in lace-cuffed jacket and skirt

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Portrait of a young boy in lace-cuffed jacket and skirt

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  • [between 1862-?] (Creation)

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1 photograph: 16.2 x 11

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M. Gillespie operated the Gillespie photography studio in New Castle, Pensylvania during the 1860s.

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Cream card with embossed text at bottom, "Gillespie" within a decorative artist's palette and brushes design, and "New Castle, Pa." The photograph is a full length portrait of a young boy standing on a chair piled with furs. He wears a dark jacket with high lace cuffs and wide, square collar toward the back (visible on the right shoulder) and an ascot tie. Instead of cropped trousers, he wears a skirt. A muffin-shaped hat is on his head.

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Fair. The card is quite dirty and the image is faded. Someone has inked in the eyes, and a outline of the top of the cap. Surface scratches in the emulsion.

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