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Dee Burris Blakley ([personal profile] dee_burris) wrote2013-01-25 10:44 pm
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Sepia Saturday 200: She made hats

This is a photo I estimate to be circa 1868-1875 of the millinery shop owned and operated by my great-great grandmother, Mary Emily (Conner) Meek in Grenada Co., MS. (Click here to read more about her.)


From comparing the only known photo I have of her to this one, I think grandmama was the lady seated to the right of the post.

But I can't be sure.

This is a Sepia Saturday post, republished on 26 Oct 2013 for Sepia Saturday 200. Head over there for more wonderful photos.

from Brett Payne/Photo-Sleuth

(Anonymous) 2013-01-27 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Judging by the clothing, I'm pretty sure that this wonderful photographic portrait was taken in the 1890s, and would be fairly confident at narrowing it down to the late 1890s. These leg-of-mutton sleeves would not have been around prior to 1890. Thanks for participating in Sepia Saturday and sharing your family archives.