This serious-looking young woman is wearing lovely Edwardian white clothing circa 1900-1910. This black-and-white photograph was probably taken to celebrate a special event in her life.
The frame was hand-made by gluing dozens of seashells onto a laminated cardboard frame. The frame itself was commercially made and dates from a later period than the photograph.
The shells are very firmly affixed to the frame. In fact, the glue has hardened over the years to something resembling cement.
By: Linda Henrich
Photo by: Wayne Henrich