Sisters. Submitted by Jill on the A272 by Permission of C Frye
|Left sister: A centre parting with ringlets was a popular 1840s hairstyle. This sister's sleeves are set slighty below the natural shoulder line and the flared shape is a precursor to the later "pagoda" sleeve of the 1850s. Here they are worn with "engageantes" - a detachable false undersleeve.
Right sister: A wide off the shoulder neckline is made more modest by the use of a black lace jacket, and the tiered dress gives it more fullness than her sister's. Both dresses would have been worn with several petticoats The gold adornment is an original feature on the photograph.