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This portrait photograph of C. Alice Baker (1833-1909) appears as a carte-de-visite, a small photographic portrait mounted on a card. Miss Baker was living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the time and the photograph was taken by Allen & Rowell of Boston. Her severe hair style and black silk dress are both characteristic of female appearance in the third quarter of the 19th century. In this period, making afternoon social calls was in fashion and the cards served to announce your visit if the hostess was not at home.


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C. Alice Baker (1833-1909)

photographer   Edward L. Allen and Frank Rowell
date   1860-1870
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   4.12"
width   2.5"
process/materials   paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Carte de Visite
accession #   #1996.12.0064

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