Catalog Number: 2018.036.043
Photographer: Shadle & Busser
Location: York, PA
Photographer Imprints: Cursive and Larger Text
Paper Process: Albumen (Sepia)
Edge Style: Straight Cut
Card Colors: Dark Maroon
Photo Date: 1886-1896
Back of card has “My mother at 84 years of age LS Hiestand” written on the back. My actually read 89 years, and confidence in name is low. Appears to be contemporaneous or not long after. “Lot 03/290 1 of 6” also written on back. “5357” written on a sticker and placed where a previous sticker damaged card. There’s a second area where a sticker once was. Some discoloration to back of card. Front of card haz foxing to the image area and some scuff marks to upper left of card (see scan).
Number of Subjects: 1
Age: 84 or 89 (written on back of card)
A old woman in a bonnet tied in a bow around her neck. Some sort of broach or clasp is at the center of the bow. Her gray hair is pulled back, parted down the middle, and mostly covered. She is wearing a dark frock with large buttons down the center. This is a slightly off center bust shot.