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Dis-covered: 1902

Dis-covered: 1902

Circa 1902. "Miss K. Weston." Head and shoulders above the rest. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

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Possibly an actress

A Miss Kate Weston lived in DC in 1900, and one later showed up in an array of newspapers as actress Kate Weston Cherry. Wonder if it's the same person?

Her expression speaks volumes.

To be a woman in America at the dawn of the 20th century? Pure magic.

Naughty bits

Looks like fungus, spilled fixer, or plain old damage, did Thomas Bowdler's job for him.

[Water damage. -Dave]

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