PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NICHOLS-CARNEY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION PART VI

Seeking information regarding the identity of this unidentified mother and child. Last possible location – Pennsylvania. Associated family names: NICHOLS and/or CARNEY.

Unidentified mother and child circa 1890, Pennsylvania.

A mother and daughter pose with their heads nestled together in a cameo portrait.  A hint of a smile plays across the mother’s face but the daughter looks a bit pensively at the photographer. The little girl, about 5 years of age, wears her hair dressed in ringlets gathered in a side part and fastened with a barely visible bow. Her cotton striped dress sports a wide lace-edged collar with a satin bow. Her mother wears her hair loosely piled atop her head, almost a Gibson style. Only her blouse is visible in the portrait. The finely pleated front is offset by a white lace jabot with a circular pin attached in the center. Based on the clothing and hairstyles, the portrait was likely made 1900-1905.

I do not have the original photograph, just a copy, so I don’t know if there was any writing on the reverse side. Please see a previous post for more details about this collection of NICHOLS-CARNEY photographs.

© 2017 copyright Kendra Hopp Schmidt. All rights reserved.

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An interest in history and travel lends itself to a passion for genealogy. The more I research, the more I realize there is to discover. It is a never-ending puzzle.
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7 Responses to PIECING TOGETHER THE PUZZLE OF THE NICHOLS-CARNEY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION PART VI

  1. Kendra, I think she resembles the lady in part IV. Are you able to compare the facial features and the ears with the images you have?

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  2. Love the clothing descriptions. I really need to begin doing this. Awesome

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