This beautiful Irish crocheted dress was worn by Anna Vidal I Sola de Rocamora at the turn of the Century. The photo comes from Annie Potter's book, "A Living Mystery, the International Art & History of Crochet"
The woman wearing a Balmoral ( long woollen petticoat) in this “carte de visite” is Rachel Bodley the first female chemistry professor at Philadelphia’s Women’s Medical College from 1865 to Hat, microscope, books
A portrait of a Mother and her seven daughters don't often see people in these old photos that are beautiful by modern standards. These girls are unusually beautiful. Hard to guess which one is the mother.