Title: Victorian woman portrait. Berry

Catalog Number: 2018.006.0001

Date (Years): 1891-1900


A portrait of a woman in profile. She has her back to the camera and is looking over her left shoulder. Her dark hair is pinned up, and she’s wearing pearl earrings with one small peril or set stone stacked on a larger peril. Her dark colored bodice is gathered and puffy at the shoulders and has a high collar. Her blouse is white with a high collar. The photographer’s background is neutral.

The photographic area is set in an oval, printed in a classical relief design. The design includes a frieze of cherubs at the top, drinking, feasting, and dancing. There is a relief rosette design in the top right-hand corner. The rest of the design includes more friezes, flowers, a pussy willow, and birds.

The bottom margin is stamped in gold, Berry and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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