Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Carte de Visite: Mrs. Hills

Handwritten: "Mrs. Hills"

Mrs. Hills sits in her luxurious velvet crinoline gown with a paisley shawl and elaborate lace bonnet (and elaborate curls), doesn't look too happy. She reminds me of Miss Haversham from Dickens Great Expectations, forever waiting for her groom to come. Of course, if it is Mrs. Hills he has, but perhaps by the 1860s he was gone again.

1 comment:

kathryn said...

What I'm seeing is a lady who is bored out of her mind.


She just spent 3 hours getting dressed for this shot and this photographer has no freakin' clue what he's doing, so she's gone to her happy place. Only she's bored there as well.

Poor Mrs. Hill...