Portrait of a woman in black and white. Background has aged to sepia.
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LAPHAM PHOTO BUTTON CO. CHICAGO VIN-LOCK PATD MAY 31 99
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Lapham Photo Button Co. was a company in the 1890s that specialized in wearable memorabilia including photograph buttons. Located in Chicago, citizens would commission photo buttons for a variety of occasions, portrait buttons being highly popular. The woman featured in this instance is in typical 1890s Victorian clothing. It was common for necklines to be high on the neck and for hair to be styled in an updo during that time period.
Four O'clock. (1897). United States: A.L. Swift & Company. https://books.google.com/books?id=4_PTv55t67sC&lpg=PT3&ots=G5Ru_pnvHR&d…