Portrait of three sisters, possibly McLins


Portrait of three sisters, possibly McLins


Sepia-toned image of three young women, apparently sisters. All three wear their hair pulled back and have curly bangs hanging over their foreheads. Their simple, beaded choker necklaces also match. Two wear dark dresses with puffed sleeves; one has a white lace collar while the other has a black lace collar and an elaborate braided and buttoned trim down the front of her dress. The girl in front wears a white blouse with an elaborate lace ruffle gathered about her neck. The photographer, Harry Crosley, was the son of the local Forest Grove postmaster and had his studio above the post office. It is possible at least two of the young women pictured are the McLin sisters, Martha (Emerick), and Mary Ellen (Rowen), but the style of clothing worn by the subjects and the known information about the photographer indicates the pictures was taken sometime in the 1890s, when both women would have been in their thirties.
[back][ink] Mrs. Emerich. [printed] From the photographic studio of H. A. Crosley, Forest Grove, OR. Negatives retained for future orders. Photographic work of all kinds finished in the latest and best style.

Date Created

circa 1891-1900


gelatin silver prints






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