Friday, August 7, 2015

Shuller 1880's Ottawa, Illinois

"Mr Shuller
727 ??????? St.
Eyes. Blue
Hair. Light"

I found a family of Shuller's living in Ottawa, Illinois: Michael and Josephine and their 6 children, twins Clara and Carrie, Hattie, Charles, John, and Edward. Josephine would probably have been in her 40's when this picture was taken, too old to be the woman in the picture. I'm thinking it may be Clara or Carrie, who would have been in their late teens.
She is wearing a rather fluffy-looking collar that I thought at first might be fur, though on closer inspection looks like some other kind of material. Has anyone seen a collar like this before? I also thought it was interesting that a description of her hair and eyes is written on the back. For her eyes, "green" has been crossed out and replaced with "blue", which might suggest that her eye color was a bit of both.

If you know who this may be, let us know in the comments!

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