Teenage girls in studio portrait, 1884 (photograph)
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This albumen print on cardstock is attributed to Miley and Sons Photography. The backdrop appears in other photographs from that studio. The provenance of the item also indicates Miley is the likely photographer.The date (1884) is handwritten on the photograph. The photograph shows ten girls of similar ages in a large room. Four are standing and six are seated. The year 1884 is written on the lower right corner of the image. Evelyn Nelson's and Ann Smith's names are written in blue ink on the image with arrows pointing to their figures. Names of the other girls are written across the backing or support below the image with the names corresponding to the figures above. The names appear as follows: Mary Irwin (or Irvin), Evelyn Nelson, Anne Smith, Grace Shale (?), Lucy Preston, Lorrie (Lonnie?) Monroe, M Glasser (?), Patty Myers, Juliet Shanks, Mary Semmes, Agnes Ross.The physical condition of the photograph is poor with multiple stains and tears.