Dressing Up Info

Welcome! 1840s Contemporary Illustrations
Dag. by Cartwright


This daguerreotype of a husband and wife was made by Cartwright. He wears a widely double-breasted waistcoat and his cravat in a slightly loose bow. It is not dated but the style of his wife's dress narrows it down to the 1840s or 50s, and narrower, tighter cravat bows were fashionable in the 1850s so we'll say this is from the 1840's... though if anyone reading this knows when "Cartwright" was in business, let us know.