Photo, Print, Drawing [Milliner and her daughter] color film copy transparency

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About this Item

[Milliner and her daughter]
Photograph shows woman and girl seated at table with bonnets and a doll.
Created / Published
[ca. 1854]
Subject Headings
-  Women--Employment--1850-1860
-  Millinery--1850-1860
-  Families--1850-1860
-  Girls--1850-1860
-  Working mothers--1850-1860
-  Bonnets--1850-1860
Group portraits--1850-1860.
Portrait photographs--1850-1860.
Portrait photographs--1850-1860
Group portraits--1850-1860
-  Caption label from exhibit "American Treasures Memory": Women's Work. Occupational portraits of women taken during the early decades of photography are exceedingly rare. The millinery business was one of the few respectable occupations available to women who sought employment. Milliners could work in their homes while they raised their families. They were paid by the piece, which provided a very small income compared with factory work. By the mid-1850s the daguerreotype had been largely replaced by the ambrotype, a faster and less expensive photographic process that used a glass plate rather than polished metal.
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Krainik, no. 67
-  Gift/Purchase; William B. Becker; 1997; (DLC/PP-1997:103).
-  Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress).
-  Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2007.
-  Exhibit loan 4105-L.
1 photograph : ambrotype, quarter-plate, hand-colored ; 10.1 x 12.5 cm (case)
Call Number/Physical Location
AMB/TIN no. 1341 [P&P]
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3g06024 //
Library of Congress Control Number
Reproduction Number
LC-USZC4-6024 (color film copy transparency)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
LCCN Permalink
Additional Metadata Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-6024 (color film copy transparency)
  • Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 1341 [P&P]
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Milliner and Her Daughter. , ca. 1854. Photograph.

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(ca. 1854) Milliner and Her Daughter. , ca. 1854. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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