Possible portrait of John Adam HESS with his wife Emma, pregnant with her first or second child

Analysis and dating by Penny Ladnier of the Costume Gallery:

This photo's fashions date from 1869-1875. The lady's long ringlets, bodice with the cape and wide cuffs, and apron-type overskirt all date from this time frame. The man's mustache and beard are reflective of post Civil War.

Last Update: August 22, 2013