Print, Photographic
1895 Approximate
Emma Bierman, Rachel Willock, Lottie Johnston. Material: paper. Size: 4 1/4" W. x 6 1/2" L. Description: sepia toned photograph; three young women are posed in a studio setting with one seated on the floor brushing her hair and reading a letter while seated on a fur rug and the other two standing and looking over her shoulder; the young women are wearing lace-trimmed long gowns with large sleeves; drapery and studio backdrops behind them; they are identified as Emma Bierman, seated and standing are Rachel Willock and Lottie Johnson. Photographed by Yates Sisters Studios, Waseca, Minnesota. This is #3 in a trilogy of photos.
This photo was among the photos and albums found in the collection of sisters Luella and Marguerite Herbst. Donor, Joan Bierman is the donor of the Luella and Marguerite collection in 2013, and she is the granddaughter of their cousin, Bernie Bierman.