MAMIE SLOAN WEARS AN ELABORATE DRESS IN MT. PLEASANT, IOWA

MAMIE SLOAN_0002This photograph is a portrait of a pretty young lady in a fancy dress. She is wearing a dress with a high collar and has her hair up. The reverse of this photograph  indicates that the woman’s name is Mamie Sloan and penned under her name was New Boston, Illinois and the date “June 1897″.  The reverse of the photograph also has a photographer’s stamp but it is not entirely legible. The stamp reveals that the studio was located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and that the studio was named “White & ?”.  Research was unsuccessful at uncovering more information about the photographers or about Mamie Sloan. There were too many women who shared that name who lived in the New Boston area around the time that this photograph was taken. New Boston and Mount Pleasant are 66 miles apart, and it is likely that Mamie Sloan resided in New Boston although photographed in Mount Pleasant.

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  1. The dress is a confection from a different era, but this is one of those faces that seems oddly modern. Great photo.


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