I have found a photograph at a flea market in central Illinois, which possibly would date around the mid to late 1800s.
*The photo is a bust shot, not full body length, so I cannot guess her height. *The attractive lady is approximately in her 40/50s *She is not thin. *Hair parted in center & top hair is styled flat to the head *High forehead, kind eyes.
*A jewelry pin, straight design, about 3" long, is at the throat on her shirt collar.[An heirloom, perhaps??]
On back of the photo, is written:"Grandma Mary Plog -- My mothers mother"
The photograher's name has faded to unreadable, so that does not help in geographical placement for this lady.
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