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The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

The Great Blizzard of 1888 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States. Snowfalls of 40-50 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet. Railroads were shut down and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.

Probably blue eyes - lots of freckles - I am sure they were a great trial to her but they give her a character that so many others don't have.  Look at her collar on the left - the collar is obviously laid on top of the dress, not attached to it.  Wish I could figure out how to roll my hair under  like that!

Probably blue eyes - lots of freckles - I am sure they were a great trial to her but they give her a character that so many others don't have. Look at her collar on the left - the collar is obviously laid on top of the dress, not attached to it. Wish I could figure out how to roll my hair under like that!

The Repatriation of African-Americans to Liberia. Chancy Brown- Sergeant-at-arms For The Liberian Senate, 1856-1860. An early daguerrotype by an early African-American daguerrotypist about a uniquely African-American topic: the repatriation of African-Americans to Liberia. A difficult piece of history and a striking portrait.

The Repatriation of African-Americans to Liberia. Chancy Brown- Sergeant-at-arms For The Liberian Senate, 1856-1860. An early daguerrotype by an early African-American daguerrotypist about a uniquely African-American topic: the repatriation of African-Americans to Liberia. A difficult piece of history and a striking portrait.

Graduated Girls  1/6 plate tintype of five  girls, perhaps sisters, standing in order from  tallest to shortest. All have necklaces

Graduated Girls 1/6 plate tintype of five girls, perhaps sisters, standing in order from tallest to shortest. All have necklaces

It is positively impossible not to be captivated by this young Victorian gentleman's striking eyes and calm, kind expression.

It is positively impossible not to be captivated by this young Victorian gentleman's striking eyes and calm, kind expression.

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