National Portrait gallery, London has two portraits of this person, not available on their Web site, dated 24 July 1862.
Colorized photos are a treat. So much is lost of dresses in black and white photos while sepia toning and other colorations have the potential to mislead a viewer. The black skirt with white lace trim under a purple shawl trimmed or lined with what appears to be tan paisley creates a vivid impression.
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Dec 30, 2011, 12:33 AM
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