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I bought this in a thrift shop for $8. As soon as I saw this woman, I couldn't take my eyes off of her. Her portrait is large and very fragile (brittle). She's most likely from Missouri. The detail on her lace collar is chalky white and was drawn on her portrait. Other than "2030 Oak" written on the back, no other identifying info exists. View full size.